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  KB 26/223; appeal of approvers in the Hampshire Eyre,1249. This is the only known sketch of trial by battle. Together with the gallows with an executed victim, it was made in 1249.
 
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  Execution by beheading was reserved for those of noble or royal birth who were convicted of treason.
 
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  KB 26/223;  sketch of trial by battle