Above the Law?

I just came across this excerpt from a book called “The Hazards
of Life and all That,” by J. Bond. It’s a summary of a rather
odd legal case, that I thought you’d get a kick out of:

“10th century Cheshire. Severe drought in the area inspires
Lady Trawst to pray to a statue of the Virgin for rain,
immediately there is a thunderstorm. The statue falls
from its niche and crushes Lady Trawst to death. The statue
is then tried for murder, sentenced to death but found to
be too heavy for hanging. Eventually the statue is tied to
a cross and left on the bank of the river Dee to drown.”

Seems no one is above the law, not even the Holy Virgin.

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