Thursday, 21 April 2016


William the Conqueror set a curfew (from the French couvre-feu or cover fire) at 8:00 p.m., which was widely adopted across medieval Europe. Though this was ostensibly imposed to prevent fires from catching while people slept, those who will have read "William I – 1066 "by Eleanor Farjeon will recall that it was more likely about preventing candlelit late-night public plotting. 

I hope that this is correct.  I "stole"it from a website some months ago.  ( I can't remember the name of the website!)


German imposed curfew in France, August 1944. (the month and year when my Uncle Albert was  killed in Normandy)

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