Crime and Punishment: Saxons

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  • Saxons
    • Punishment
      • Corporal punishment (mutilation etc) for reoffenders
      • Blood Feud
      • Weregild- fines
      • Outlaws - could be killed by anyone
      • Capital punishment
        • Treason
        • Arson
        • Betrayal of the Lord
    • Trials
      • Courts
        • Royal
        • County/Shire
        • Private
      • By Ordeal
        • Consecrated bread
          • For priests
        • Men
          • Hot/Cold Water
        • Women
          • Hot Iron
    • Law Enforcement
      • Friends and family need to find the evidence.
      • Tithing
      • Hue and cry - members of tithing respond.
    • Law
      • Many laws were connected to religion
      • The King made the laws with his noblemen and bishop

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