And you thought our legal system was bad

In 1396, a dispute between two rival clans in Scotland was settled with armed combat. Thirty men from each side fought in the crown-sanctioned battle. Only twelve survived.

Just be thankful we don’t have the judicial concept of trial by combat anymore.

2 Responses to “And you thought our legal system was bad”

  1. Ripberger Says:

    “Just be thankful we don’t have the judicial concept of trial by combat anymore.”

    You haven’t been on Wikipedia lately, have you? ;)

  2. T2A` Says:

    I dunno, I think that’s pretty badass. It’s kind of like duels in the old days. Walk up and slap some guy with a glove and it’s pistols at dawn!