How were criminals punished under William I

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  • How were criminals punished under William I?
    • physical punishments
    • fines
    • execution
    • Wergild ended and fines were paid to the king's officials instead of the victims/ victims families
    • death penalty (poaching)
    • mutilation - branding or chopping off a body
    • punishments were made harsher so that they became a deterrent
      • also so that the king was presented as more powerful (centrification)

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