Saxons

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What are the dates for the saxon period?
400-1100
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What was wergild?
a form of compensation paid to the victim of crime
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What was blood feud?
the legal right of a murder victim's family to hunt down and kill the murderer in revenge
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What was an outlaw?
cast out of society
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What were tithings?
groups of 10 men who were responsible for each otherr behaviour. if a memnber of a tithing broke the law, the others had to bring him to justice or pay a fine for his crime
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Whar was compurgation?
the oath taken by witnesses in favour of the accused in a medieval court
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How did trial by jury work?
accuser was the person who claimed to be the victim of the crime. jury was made up of men from the area who probably knew both accuser and accused. both tolf their versions. jury decided who was telling the truth
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Name and descibe 3 trials by ordeal:
Carrying a red hot iron: if the resulting wound healed cleanly it was taken as proof the accoused was innocent. Cold water: usually taken by men, accused lowered into river on rope, if sank innocent. Consecrated bread: if choked- guilty
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