Crime and Punishment (Normans)

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Why did towns seek a charter from the King?
As they wanted more freedom from the local manor court and allowed towns to set up their own borough courts.
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Why did the Normans set up the Church Courts?
So the Churches had the power to control the behaviour of their priests and the crimes against the church.
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Why was trial of ordeal ended in 1215?
As the Church believed it was wrong to ask God to intervene in worldly affairs.
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What is benefit of clergy?
Priests could only be tried at Church Courts which did not have any power to impose the death penalty. Priests had to read a passage from the Bible to prove they were innocent (Priests learnt the passage off by heart)
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What is right of sanctuary?
Anyone who got to the sanctuary of the Church couldn't be arrested. If they confessed to their crime then they were allowed to leave the country.
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What was the forest laws made by William I?
30% of England would be protected by Royal forests. This meant that people could not enter them or kill anything within them (deer). This law added to the kings control, wealth (fines) and increased the kings ability to maintain law and order.
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What did the forest law stop?
Criminals from hiding in forests, killing deers or chopping down the trees in fear of mutilation, fines or death.
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Why did the Normans set up the Church Courts?

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So the Churches had the power to control the behaviour of their priests and the crimes against the church.

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Why was trial of ordeal ended in 1215?

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