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Sessions of the Peace in Lincoln,
1381-1396, KB 9/261, Roll K item 101. In this case from Lincolnshire
in 1392, Germanus Clerk was involved in two types of medieval punishment:
he was put in the stocks and in gaol, but then he escaped and sought
sanctuary in a church. He could have been hanged, given the value
of the chalice he stole, so was probably glad to be able to claim
"benefit of clergy". The scribe of this case obviously has
a low opinion of him.
Follow the case of Germanus Clerk and the various ways he tried
to avoid the law's toughest punishments.
Put some of the evidence you have found
from these sources into your Gallery 3 Worksheet.