Normans

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  • Normans
    • trial by ordeal
    • Harrying/Harrowing of the North
    • William changed some laws to show respect
    • He kept Saxon trial by jury, tithings and the hue and cry.
    • William the Conqueror destroyed people's homes to make way for new castles
    • Murdrum fine
    • trial by combat
    • introduced the Forest Laws
    • Benefit of clergy
    • you had to be able to recite the 'neck verse' to prove that you were a member of the Church
    • The Normans were tougher on women
    • There were Church courts
    • Won Battle of Hastings
    • William changed some laws to show respect to Saxons

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