assess the importance of crime and punishment in the medieval society…
assess the importance of crime and punishment in the medieval society
crime and punishment the kings court
they tied both hands and feet through them person into the water and if they floated they were guilty and if they sunk they were innocent but dead
the accused had to hold a hot iron bar and walk 3-4 paces, then their hands were then bandaged, then after 3 days they returned back to court and if their hands still had blisters they were pronounced guilty.
noble men would fight in combat with their accuser and the fight would be to the death. The winner of this battle would be considered in the right.
crime and punishment the manorial court
Sometimes the punishments were chosen by the community and what ever they said was the punishment they got
other punishments included:
Held in the stocks
Burnt on a stake
Women were tortured using a ducking stoll
Punishment of minor crimes
Embarrassment in the stocks
Most common crime was
Crime and punishment had a huge impact on medieval society.
People were punished for treason, counterfeiting coins, arson, retrieving stolen goods, murder and theft