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"Jus Primae Noctis" ("Braveheart")


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"Duke Pottybottom of Pigweed invokes 'jus primae noctis" on your bride, Gerald the Farrier! Guards, take Jocelyn the Kitchen Wench to the castle. I shall see if Jocelyn is indeed a virgin tonight." Do you remember a (somewhat) similar thing happening part way through the movie "Braveheart"? You do? Here's Simon Whistler to look into the veracity of "Primae Noctis" in medieval history...

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