Presentation on theme: "Held a red hot iron and walked three spaces. Then wounds were bandaged and left for three days If the wound was getting better after three days, you."— Presentation transcript:
Held a red hot iron and walked three spaces. Then wounds were bandaged and left for three days If the wound was getting better after three days, you were innocent. If the wound was clearly not getting better you were guilty.
You were tied up and thrown into water. If you floated you were guilty.
Used by noblemen who had been accused of something. Fight in combat with their accuser. If you won you were right. If you lost you were most likely dead.
A gibbet was just outside of the town. Hung on gibbet and left to rot for a warning to other people. This did work for a short wile but the crime was overwhelming they couldn’t keep that many people on the gibbet at once.
Serious Crimes Rape Poaching game from forests Treason Burglary
Only Judge and Bishops Light sentences Decons No death
Farming & Property Villagers decided who won cases Heavy fines Witnesses important Serfs Sue
Testing personal innocence Infected blisters or burns proven guilty Swallowing poison Testing innocence
2 nobles fight Women decided who won on her behalf Fought until one died Winner innocent God protects innocent people
God does not allow guilty to prosper Courts in Anglo-Saxon Proceed with in accordant adversarial system