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Odd Laws No 3

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Members of Parliament Cannot Wear Any Armour Inside Parliament Quarters

A Statute forbidding Bearing of Armour (1313) Act is still in effect today and makes it illegal in UK law to wear a full suit of armour in the Houses of Parliament.

Edward II put into place the statute to stop the violence that had broken out between the two factions of parliament, the pro-royalist Lancastrians and the anti-royalist Earl of Gloucester’s party.


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