Great Game Previews In History: 3 March 2014
Today In History
That sounds pretty boring, maybe, except it fundamentally created the union between the whole of Wales and the whole of England and is still considered a document essential to the concept of the “United Kingdom.”
In short, the statute took the lands under direct royal control (that is: the most recently conquered lands of North Wales) and annexed them to the crown (which is how Edward was able to make his son the “Prince of Wales,” a title held by the heir-apparent to this day, but not by right; because of the wording of the Statute of Rhuddlan, the heir has to be created as Prince of Wales).
Sabres at Stars, 7 PM
Records: Sabres (18-34-8, 44 points, 8th in Flortheast); Stars (28-22-10, 66 points, 5th in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: Jamie Benn got the winner in a 4-3 Stars victory in Lindy Ruff’s return to Buffalo Oct. 28.
Last 10: Buffalo 4-5-1; Dallas 6-2-2
Historical Context: Rhuddlan created a new reality for Wales: common law was introduced and six new shires were created out of the lands of North Wales. The Sabres have a new reality too: life without Steve Ott and Ryan Miller, shipped to St. Louis.
Flames at Wild, 7 PM
Records: Flames (23-30-7, 53 points, 6th in Pacific); Wild (33-21-7, 73 points, 4th in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: Just before the break, the Flames won 4-3 in OT in Calgary.
Last 10: Calgary 7-3-0; Minnesota 6-2-2
Historical Context: The Statute of Rhuddlan’s incorporation of parts of English inheritance law insured that daughters could inherit estates. Good news for Minnesota!