What's that you say? Every post here is like that? Well, grrrr!
Just noticed the link is to the Daily Mail, so, uh... FUCK THEM.
Also, they don't like printing the word, so I'll do it for them (funny that it's okay in a medieval court account but not in the Mail) because I'm helpful like that:
"Historians claim to have uncovered the first use of the word fuck in a court document dating from 1310.
"Dr Paul Booth, who was a lecturer in medieval history before retiring, spotted the name 'Roger Fuckebythenavele' in the Chester county court plea rolls from December 8, 1310.
"The man was being named as part of a process to be outlawed - meaning he could be executed on sight."
Also, VERY interesting that the original document is copyright The Crown. So, what, the Crown 'owns' all public court documents? Or just some, or... what? And if Her Majesty's Stationary Office gets privatised... ?