In case you missed it, the Island of Sark has just joined the 17th century and given up feudalism.
Horaaaay! Welcome to to...wait, what?
According to the Times UK the small island, which was settled in order to keep it free of Pirates in the 16th century never quite got rid of the landowners-get-a-say-and-you-piddly-lot-don't phase. But fear not. Universal suffrage has been agreed upon at last. Europe's last fiefdom is no more.
These guys had a real freakin' Seneschal for god's sake.
Monday, April 21, 2008
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