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An Asbo in 14th Century Britain
Offbeat  (tags: 14th century, Britain, asbo, hygene, odours, history, old document, Assize of Nuisance, nuisance )

Beatrice
- 1358 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Today we are urged to report fly-tipping and other nuisances - just as our forebears did 700 years ago. Their complaints survive in a rare medieval document, the Assize of Nuisance, which sheds new light on an age-old problem.
In the 14th Century 'Gusuku' Fortresses Were Home to Fierce Chieftains
Offbeat  (tags: Okinawa, kingdom, gusuku, castles, fortresses, Ryokyu Kingdom, battle, 14th century, world heritage, culture )

Naoko
- 1760 days ago - asahi.com
Old castles or fortresses in Okinawa have traditionally been called gusuku. They were the residences of chiefs of small kingdoms that fought fiercely during the14th century. These battles eventuary led to establishment of the Ryuku Kingdom, which
   

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