Quote of the day–Edward Rex

Cause public proclamation to be made, that everyone strong in body at leisure time on holidays use in his recreation the bow and arrow and learn and exercise the art of shooting – forbidding all and singular on our behalf that they do not after any manner apply themselves to the throwing of stones, wood, iron, handball, football, bandyball, cambuck, or cock fighting; nor to other such like vain plays which have no profit in them, under pain of imprisonment.

Edward Rex
Westminster
12th day of June 1369
[From mandated use of arms as recreation to arms being banned for any private use.  I wonder when the average individual was safer in the U.K.–Joe]