Here are some one liners...
Comparisons Are Odious: Ferguson and Middle Ages Justice -- John Fortescue is the judge who wrote "Commendation of the Laws of England" which is remembered for two popular quotes. I also talk about the importance of judicial procedure in Ferguson, Missouri.
In a Word: Tangerine... Mocha... and the Beatles -- The Portuguese take the port city of Tangier and inadvertently the name of the citrus fruit takes on the name of the port of Tangier... Tangerines. Mocha is the port were coffee beans come from and I make an interesting connection between coffee, the invasion of Tangier and the Beatles.
Comparisons Are Odious: Ferguson and Middle Ages JusticeJohn Fortescue is a judge of the King's bench and unswervingly loyal to King Henry the 6th. After King Henry was deposed, John fled with the family and began the education of the young Prince of Wales. He wrote a book to help with that education. It is entitled "Commendation of the Laws of England." Obviously the judge is unhappy with the English justice system as it is. The book won't be published for another 70 years, but it will be remembered in the modern day for two quotes:
- "Comparisons Are Odious"
- "One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer capitally."