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Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire
Eyre, Case 454; this source is from the records of the court known
as the "Eyre", in Derbyshire, in 1281. This court was held
by one of the king's justices, one of a number who travelled around
to each county, hearing more serious offences.
In this case the hue and cry was raised, some local people caught
the attempted murderer and beheaded him.
Look for evidence of how
the community system of crime prevention worked. What did local people
have to do and how were they made to do it?
In Source 1: what happened to the criminal? Why isn't this acceptable
In Source 2: what duties were local people ordered to carry out in
In Source 3: What is the attitude of this writer to these Anglo-Saxon
rules? How can you tell?
Put some of the examples you have found
from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.