Anglo-Saxon England

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(Anglo-Saxon England Revision) Mind Map on Anglo-Saxon England, created by bsteer123 on 05/08/2013.
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Anglo-Saxon England
1 The Situation
1.1 No police
1.2 No lawyers
1.3 No magistrates
1.4 No prisons
1.5 Man accused of crime
1.5.1 Brought friends and neighbours to swear that he was innocent
2 Tithings
2.1 People over 12 belonged to a tithing
2.1.1 Sheriffs ensured everyone belonged to a tithing
2.1.2 Whole villages fined if anyone was found 'outside a tithing'
2.2 10 men in each tithing
2.2.1 Responsible for each other's behaviour
3 Wergild
3.1 Life price
3.1.1 E.g. Quarrel - An ear be struck off - 12 shillings
3.2 1,200 for thane = 500 oxen
3.2.1 100 shillings for freemen
3.3 Intended to stop previous blood feuds
3.3.1 Murder - If the murderer paid the money to the dead man's family/master = crime cancelled
3.4 Amount paid depended on who was killed, their status, and the location.
3.5 King decided whether the guilty man should be sent overseas or executed
4 Other Punishments
4.1 Hand cut off for making bad coins
4.2 Lying: Tongue cut off
4.3 Whippings
4.4 Stocks
5 Proof
5.1 Caught red-handed
5.2 Suspicion
5.3 Trial by ordeal
5.3.1 Hot iron
5.4 Trial by water
5.4.1 Holy water to drink
5.4.1.1 Chucked into pond
5.4.1.1.1 Guilty = floated
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