History: Criminal Moment in Time 2: Saxon Village c.AD650

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What did every man over the age of twelve have to do? What is this called?
Belong to a group of ten men. They were responsible for keeping each other out of trouble. If one of them broke the law, they all had to make sure he went to court. Tithing.
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What were prisoned used for?
Holding criminals under trial usually.
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What was a new punishment for a crime that had been committed?
Wergild - paying compensation to the victim or victim's family.
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What is it called that the Saxons practised where members of the jury came from the local village and knew the accused?
Trial by jury.
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describe what would happen if somebody in the village shouted 'theif'
They raised the hue and cry - everyone in the village had to stop what they were doing and chase after the criminal or they would have to pay a fine.
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What did the saxons do if there was no evidence in a case?
They left God to decide. By trial by ordeal.
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What did most people think about the middle ages?
It was bloodthirsty - and justice was simple and didn't change.
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What is it called that the Saxons practised where members of the jury came from the local village and knew the accused?

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