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RICHARD HANSARD
English writer and traveler
(fl. 1599)

It hath been an antient custom among them [Hungarians] that none should wear a fether but he who had killed a Turk, to whom onlie yt was lawful to shew the number of his slaine enemys by the number of fethers in his cappe.
      - Description of Hungary, Anno 1599,
        Lansdowne Manuscript 775, vol. 149, British Museum
        [Heroes]


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