C66/171 m.27 patent roll; in the Middle
Ages, gangs of armed men could pose a severe threat to law and order.
One such gang was the de Folvilles, who terrorised parts of Leicestershire
in the 1320s and 1330s (See Gallery Crime
before 1450, Case-Study 1, Source 6for
the kind of things they got up to.)
In Source 3(a) we see King Edward III pardoning
four de Folvilles and some of their gang in 1329 in return for their
help to him in putting down a rebellion. However, in Source 3(b),
from 1340, another de Folville, actually a parson, is put in the
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.