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  HO73/3 ; this source is a transcription, made in about 1837, of part of the Statute of Westminster, passed 1284 in the reign of Edward I.

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 nowadays?
In Source 2: what duties were local people ordered to carry out in 1284?
In Source 3: What is the attitude of this writer to these Anglo-Saxon rules? How can you tell?

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  Put some of the examples you have found from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.
  HO73/3; transcription of part of the Statute of Westminster