May 26, 1366

The statutes of Kilkenny passed. The Statutes of Kilkenny were a series of thirty-five acts passed at Kilkenny in 1366. The laws were ordained to put a stop to the Anglo-Normans becoming more Irish than the Irish themselves. Under the statutes, marriage between the Anglo-Normans (English) and the Irish was banned. No English man could sell an Irishman a horse or arms even in peacetime. There was even a ban on Irish games. . . “do not, henceforth, use the plays which men call horlings, with great sticks and a ball upon the ground, from which great evils and maims have arisen….”

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