Anglo-Saxon Law Enforcement


Anglo-Saxon Law Enforcement

Anglo-Saxon Kings were responsible for creating laws.

Earls were nobleman who were granted land by the king. They were responsible for enforcing law in the land they controlled.

Shire-Reeves (Sherrifs) were noblemen chosen to govern a shire.

They could summon local men to join a 'posse comitatus' to help them catch criminals.

When someone discovered a crime, the hue and cry was raised.

Communities were divided into tithings- Groups of men over the age of 12 who were responsible for each other.

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