What About Pointed Sticks?

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  1. David says:

    …for the heirs of Churchill and Pitt to reduce themselves to argument over who would punish knife possession most harshly seems positively silly, and at the same time thoroughly medieval.

    Were the medievals prudish about cutlery and edged arms?

    Blame the 19th century. It's late Enlightenment types who immanentize the eschaton through madcap arms control schemes.

  2. Patrick says:

    Indeed they were David.

    See for instance, Northampton, 2 Edward III, c.3.

  3. David says:

    But that was a shameful peace….