Medieval Law And Medieval Laws During The Medieval Ages

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There were many different laws and legal matters that took place during the Medieval Times. The word medieval Is normally compared to rottenness, rebellion and mercilessness. During this time crime and punishment was taken and executed seriously. In the 1100s, and throughout the 1200’s many of the laws that were set in place were changed by Henry II. Before executing the laws, he sent out his own people to ensure that each person case had been heard, along with having his own way of deciding if a person is guilty or not. According to Medieval life crime and punishment, there were three ordeals that determined if a person was guilty or not. The first was ordeal by fire, where the accused person had to hold a fire-hot iron bar and walk three steps. The hand is then bandaged and if got better after three days, then that person was innocent. If it did not that person was guilty. Then there was the ordeal by water. The ordeal by water was another system that was used to determine if a person was guilty or not. If this system was used then they would throw the body in water and if they float they were guilty, and lastly there was the ordeal by combat system, whereas, the accused would fight the accuser and who ever won was right, and the person who lost would be usually dead during the end. It was not until the 1200’s when there was a decision to have trials where juries attended. Most people agreed with the idea of having a jury and others did not because they felt as if their
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