A harsh law that was introduced by William I that sat outside the common law and was designed to protect game and their habitats for royal hunting.
Fact of the Day
The average temperature inside a 1916 First World War tank was 51°C.
Quote of the Day
"I have no political ambitions for myself or my children. "
~ Joseph P. Kennedy
On This Day
193 Roman emperor Didius Julianus was executed by his successor, Septimius Severus. He had been emperor for a mere nine weeks, having bought the position when it was auctioned off by the Praetorian Guard.
1533 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, was crowned Queen of England.
1939 Naval submarine HMS Thetis sank during trials in Liverpool Bay. Ninety-nine of her crew suffocated and there were just four survivors.
1962 Adolf Eichmann, organiser of the Holocaust, was executed at midnight (between 31 May and 1 June) for crimes against the Jewish people. He had evaded capture and justice for 15 years.