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Little known related fact: sleeping with the King’s wife or royal heir’s wife is a specified statutory form of treason, under the 14th century treason statute ....
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/2 ...two specified forms of treason — “levying war” and giving enemies “aid and comfort” — survive in the constitutional definition of treason. We ditched the other 10 or so statutory grounds.
/3 Anither fun fact-if you’ve heard something called “high treason,” that statute is where it came from. High treason was a violation of obligations to the king. Petty treason was other hierarchical violations like (seriously) a wife killing a husband.
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