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JUST 1/695; an entry from
the 1241 Eyre Roll. If you took refuge in a church when you were on
the run for having committed a crime, you could claim sanctuary. You
were then under the protection of the Church. If you confessed your
crime, you could then "abjure" (leave) the country. Any
possessions you left behind were taken by the king.
What do you think of the idea
of sanctuary? Why don't we have it today? Why did it anger some kings?
Put some of the examples you have found
from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.