Britain is so weird, there’s a tavern in Whitehall (in London) that was given a royal license in the 1630s allowing it to operate as a brothel, a license that has never been revoked which MEANS that it still technically could operate as a brothel, even though it’s illegal to operate brothels in the UK.
This place could literally rise above the law of the land if they chose to simply because a king who died in 1649 gave it permission to do so. And we, the British, are just like “Sounds fair.”
Members of the 17th Light Dragoons riding down rebel militia. Troops of 17th Light Dragoon cavalrymen were seconded to Tarleton’s British Legion during almost every engagement they fought in the South in 1780 and 1781. Art by Graham Turner.