In England until the early 20th century, a man wishing to separate from his wife could lead her to market by a halter and sell her to the highest bidder.
Up until the early ’90’s, appliances sold in Britain were NOT required to have a plug on them. If you purchased a toaster, you were expected to buy a plug and wire it in.
Wife selling was a traditional English practice for ending an unsatisfactory marriage. Instead of dealing with an expensive and dragged-out divorce, a husband would take his wife to market and parade her with a halter around her neck, arm, or waist, before publicly auctioning her to the highest bidder.
Charles Grey, the Second Earl Grey, established real democracy in Britain, abolished slavery throughout the empire, and is only remembered as a tea blend.
In 14th century England, poll taxes were imposed without taking income into account – known as The Existence Tax. It became so high as to cause the Peasants Revolt of 1381.
England had a Black queen. Queen Charlotte, who ruled from 1761 to 1818, descended from a branch of the Portuguese royal family that included King Alfonso III and his lover Madragana. Madragana is referred to in contemporary documents as a “Moor,” a medieval term for a person of African of Middle Eastern descent.
Great Britain has invaded 90% of the world’s countries.
20% of all women in 1700s London were prostitutes.