Jesslin She'Nedra (jesslin) wrote,
Jesslin She'Nedra

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History *does* repeat itself

The Swan, a pub in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, has to
pay a fine as punishment for a murder that took place on the premises
-- in 1664. The 40-shilling fine (2 pounds, or about US$3.50), was
discovered on the books for the St. Mary Le Tower Church Charities by
auditors. The money is supposed to go to the charity every year in
perpetuity. In 1664, the payment was stiff: about what a laborer would
earn in six months. The current owners of the pub are not contesting
the fine, including several years of back payments. "We like being part
of history," a spokeswoman said. (London Times)

Copied from because I think it's cool :)

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