Anglo - Saxon punishments

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  • Anglo- Saxon punishments
    • capital punishment
      • the death penalty
        • Arson - hanging
        • Treason - hanging
        • Betraying your lord - hanging
    • corporal punishment
      • a range of punishments that caused harm or pain to the body - including having body parts removed
        • counterfeiting coins - hand chopped off
    • retribution
      • a severe punishment, meant to match the severity of the crime.
        • Murder - wergild
        • Assault - maiming
        • Public disorder - stocks or pillory
    • deterrent
      • a punishment that is frightening or painful to scare people from committing the same crimes
        • Assault - maiming
        • public disorder - stocks or pillory
        • Theft - fines or maiming

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