enforcing law and order 1250-1500

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What was the roll of a sheriff?
king's chief law enforcer, had a posse to help track down criminals, took share of murder's property
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What sort of crimes were tried at royal courts?
the most serious ones
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How often did quarter sessions meet?
Four times a year
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Name 2 features of medieval juries.
used knowledge of accused's background to reach verdict, had to know as much as possible about case before it went to court, judge accepted juror's verdict, juries were quite lenient in serious offences
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In the period 1250-1500, law and order was the responsibility of the wealthy individuals. How far do you agree with this statement?
major law enforcement were wealthy, but they relied on non-wealthy to help find criminals, take arms, grass up criminals, and be jurors.
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What sort of crimes were tried at royal courts?

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the most serious ones

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How often did quarter sessions meet?

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Name 2 features of medieval juries.

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In the period 1250-1500, law and order was the responsibility of the wealthy individuals. How far do you agree with this statement?

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