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How to Punish the Bankers - in the good old days

From The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (as sent by Colin Knox to Private Eye) :

"AD1125 In this year sent the King Henry, before Christmas, from Normandy to England, and bade that all the mint-men that were in England should be mutilated in their limbs; that was, that they should lose each of them the right hand, and their testicles beneath. This was because the man that had a pound could not lay out a penny at a market. And the Bishop Roger of Salisbury sent over all England, and bade them all that they should come to Winchester at Christmas. When they came thither, then were they taken one by one, and deprived each of the right hand and the testicles beneath. All this was done within the twelfth-night. And that was all in perfect justice, because that they had undone all the land with the great quantity of base coin that they all bought."

'nuff said'

 

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Roy McPherson
Roy McPherson - Macroy Consulting - Maldon 20 March, 2009, 10:18Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Marvelous, off with his balls. While they're at it can we include the present incumbents of the Cabinet?

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