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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.
  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