HART ROYAL. Antiently, in the days of forest law, when the king lost a stag, proclamation was made that no person should chase or kill him, and which on his return was styled a hart royal proclaimed. A Dorsetshire baron having destroyed a white hart under these circumstances in the reign of Henry III. a heavy fine was laid on hia lands, which was paid into the exchequer as lately as the reign of Elizabeth, under the denomination of White Hart Silver.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835._
|Are you aware that Google is offering +1 to Everyone? Share your +1 with Every One of Your Friends by looking for the +1 on websites everywhere!" |
If you liked this site, click
Order Online 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year