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Grace Elliot
January 16th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Are you like me - a nut about romance...and cats?
Then you might enjoy my latest blog post.

In the Middle Ages, a self respecting witch kept a familiar, an animal that acted as a link to the devil. The most commonly recognised familiar was a cat, preferably a black one, but have you ever stopped to wonder why a perfectly adorable animal became linked with black magic?
To answer that question we need to look at the reputation cats had in medieval times. Highly prized as a catcher of mice the 10<SUP>th</SUP> century law of Hywel Dda has this to say.
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“The value of a kitten from the night it is born until it opens its eyes, one legal penny”
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