30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

Alfred The Not-So-Great Law

#22 Alfred The Not-So-Great Law

Alfred the Great was a ruler of Wessex who reigned during the late 9th century. He was known for his heroic battles against the Vikings and becoming the dominant king in England.

Though his conquests were worthy of mention, not all his works are admirable. Under his rule, a law was passed stating that if a man involuntarily killed a person by letting a tree fall on them, then the tree would be given to the relatives of the deceased.

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