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Sumptuary Laws

During a recent blog team meeting, one of my colleagues mentioned restrictions during the early modern era concerning who could consume that newly discovered drink–chocolate.  Having studied medieval history in college, I was reminded that during the Middle Ages there had also been efforts to pass laws regulating many aspects of daily life, with the […]

May Retrospective: Almost States, MLK, and Cinco de Mayo

States and Cinco de Mayo were popular choices this month when linking to In Custodia Legis and also popular with our readers.  Samford University Library’s Government Documents blog liked Nathan’s post about the states we almost had.  The Lincoln Law School of San Jose Blog noted Meg’s States in the Senate post. The Law Librarian Blog thought Nathan’s […]

‘Twas the season to be jolly … and good … and eat lots of Christmas pudding.

The Holiday season flew by again this year.  It truly is my favourite time of the year.  When not frantically cooking or wrapping gifts, I always spend a part of my time feeling a bit homesick.  I compensate for this by watching Masterpiece Classics on PBS; although, there are only so many period dramas I can […]

May Retrospective

In May, a lot of people learned about the actual date of Mexico’s Independence Day, in what turned out to be our most popular post of the month, Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day? We also celebrated with Law Day, Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and Eritrean Independence Day this month. It must be because […]