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2. What is 'hue and cry'?

  • Compensation to avoid a blood feud
  • People took revenge on the family of the criminal
  • Anyone in the community could call on all the others to help them track down a criminal
  • If one member of a tithing broke the law, the rest were responsible for bringing them to court or would be punished themselves

3. Which statement is NOT true about burhs?

  • They were the main town of each shire
  • All significant trade had to be done in burhs
  • They were easy to attack
  • People from the countryside would take refuge in the burh when Vikings were around

4. What is a 'wergild'?

  • Anyone in the community could call on all the others to help them track down a criminal
  • Compensation to avoid a blood feud
  • If one member of a tithing broke the law, the rest were responsible for bringing them to court or would be punished themselves
  • The tithing collectively decided not to punish the criminal

5. Who were the most important men in Anglo-Saxon England apart from the king?

  • Ceorls
  • Thegns
  • The Earls
  • Knights

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