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Well, to remind myself...

...after the post below, there were times when Englishmen's homes were legally their castle...

Well, as long as you weren't Catholic, or a Jew. And, as noted in an earlier post - a Welshman.

Note to my Brit readers... I know I'm mixing things up in that the right to be inviolable in your home from literally un-warranted intrusion is *not* the same thing as being able to defend yourself in it under the law. English history is replete with examples of the government disarming the citizenry. Which is at least one reason (and perhaps the most important) why the Founders put the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights.