In a court in Kerry in 1295, a Richard de Cantolup faced the accusation

‘that he allowed his pigs to eat a child which was imputed to be his own son and kept those pigs which ought to have been delivered to the coroner’

Initially this may seem like medieval imaginations gone overboard, but not neccessarily. Its worth bearing in mind that 1295 was a year of horrific famine, one of the worst in the 13th century, cannibalism was reported in Dublin and pigs are known on occasion, to eat humans.

What do you think?

Source Cal. Jus. Rolls. Vol I Page 23-24

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