1 edition of Somersetshire pleas from the rolls of the itinerant justices found in the catalog.
|Statement||Somerset Record Society|
|Publishers||Somerset Record Society|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 122 p. :|
|Number of Pages||87|
|2||Somerset Record Society -- 41|
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196 suggests such measures may have been taken by. Even if this were so in very early days, it certainly would be inaccurate as a full statement of the practice during the 13th century. — The Frenchman, the "Francus homo" was substituted for the Dane. 4 passed by the itself repealed by the and the.
"The Development of the Law of Homicide". In the Pipe Rolls of the latter part of the reign of. If he were killed and the men of the visne vicinity did not take the killer within a week they forfeited 46 marks. when Cnut had become established in England and had sent home the greater part of his army of invasion at the request of the English magnates, the latter guaranteed the safety of such of the Danes as remained.
The King further enjoined that if any Norman or Frenchman was slain his lord should have the killer within a certain time; if he failed he should forfeit 46 marks, and what of this he could not pay should be made good by the hundred in which the murder was done.
Thus if any Englishman killed a Dane and could not justify himself by the ordeal, justice was to be done upon him. " from the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices close of the 12th century — Henry III• Walter Wheeler Cook, et al. History [ ] Origins [ ] It is thought that Danish invaders first introduced the practice in England and that the Norman conquerors preserved and revived it.
The Leges Willelmi Conquestoris varied the practice somewhat.
from the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices close of the 12th century — Henry III• " "In cases of death by violence, and in Somersetshire amongst other counties, also in cases of death by misadventure, it was further the duty of the coroner, as the King's officer, not to lose an opportunity of recovering the murdrum, or murder fine which the district could only escape by a proper presentment of Englishry.
Gross, Selden Society1896. " "The liability to the fine could only be escaped by proof in the prescribed manner that the person slain was English.
Fitzjames Stephen has also clearly expressed the same view.