The famous pirate Blackbeard, known often take hostages, but there is no definitive evidence that he killed them.
Before 1920 it was possible to send the baby quite legally by mail.
Who looked after the estate and property of a knight on a crusade? Usually it was his lawyer.
In ancient China, for robbery on the road robbers cut off the nose.
In the period from the 9th to the 16th century in England, there was a law obliging every English man every day to practice archery.
In 1908 in New York was a law forbidding women to smoke in public places.
In Britain the 19th century you could hang for cooperation with Roma or ... stealing bread.
Colt six-shooter, patented in 1836, is still used by the Texas Rangers.
In the days of Prohibition in New York City alone, there were more than 100,000 places of illegal alcohol sales.
Since the 50s of the last century flying saucers prohibited from landing in a vineyard in France.