Monday, November 7, 2011

On November 7

On this day in ...
... 1201 (810 years ago today), Guillaume III, Count of Ponthieu and husband of Alix, the sister of the French King, promulgated the Charte de Commune de Ponthoile, a town in the Picardie region of northern France. (credit for image of the count's seal) Modeled on an 1184 charter adopted in nearby Abbeville, it guaranteed communal liberties -- many in the form of criminal-justice rights.

(Prior November 7 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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