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  •  That's what I heard, but I'm not buying it (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, Gary J

    If it's that arcane, modern Brits wouldn't get it either.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:32:37 PM PST

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    •  Less complex now (1+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina

      Since F.E. Smith (Earl of Birkenhead, but he was only a recently ennobled lawyer/politician) reformed English land law, in the mid 1920s, it is only moderately incomprehensible. I am sure I understood the subject when I studied it at the College of Law, Guildford in the 1970s.

      There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

      by Gary J on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:55:50 AM PST

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