Swearing On The Horns at Highgate


Come ye to Highgate Village for the Swearing On the Horns Ceremony and yard of ale competition! For over three centuries this strange British custom has taken place in the pubs of Highgate Village.
This time Joolz takes you to The Wrestlers pub (so called because this is where people would come to settle their differences with fists!)
Even Lord Byron swore on the horns and talks about it in his poem, Child Harold.
Once you have sworn on the horns you can become a freeman of highgate with many weird and wonderful privileges!

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