Centuries-Old Laws Play Out in London

No, this is not about Brexit. This is a fascinating little piece of trivia about British laws, particularly to do with the monarchy. It turns out, very quietly, every year, rents are paid to the Queen for specific properties with histories dating back literally hundreds of years. The rents are controlled and entertainingly archaic (like 61 nails). For a little break from today’s chaos, take a trip back in time.

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