Oh, to be a king in medieval Ireland!
Críth Gablach, the major eighth-century tract on [Irish] social status, states: ‘There is, too, a weekly order in the duty of a king: Sunday for drinking ale . . . ; Monday for judgement, for the adjustment of túatha; Tuesday for playing fidchell [a board game]; Wednesday for watching deer-hounds hunting; Thursday for sexual intercourse; Friday for horse-racing; Saturday for judging cases.’
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