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Medieval justice in England: trial by ordeal, by jury, and by combat — Notes from the U.K.

England’s medieval system of justice has a bad reputation, and it came by it honestly. Come, let’s be horrified together. Medieval courts came in two flavors: Local courts were presided over by the lord or his steward, and we’ll skip those for now. The King’s Court was initially presided over by the king personally but […]

Medieval justice in England: trial by ordeal, by jury, and by combat — Notes from the U.K.

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