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Stick a stamp upside down and your gas bill payment or family postcard might be late but it will not get you in trouble with the law.

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Evidence: The claim comes from agruesome orderissued by Henry, Prince of Wales, in 1403. After Welsh uprisings in the city, the prince demanded https://www.canadagoose-jackets-online.com that the Welsh be ”driven without the walls of the city”.

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