Medieval Law and Order Notes


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • Law and order was very severe in Medieval England
  • People who were found guilty had to be put through three possible ordeals to see if they were guilty:
    1. Ordeal by fire
    2. Ordeal by water
    3. Ordeal by combat
  • In Medieval times it was King Henry II who finally decided that the ordeals were not an acceptable way to decide if somebody was innocent or guilty in England
  • In 1154 he did decided to introduce measures that brought peace to England

GCSE Notes:

  • Aimed at Students studying across GCSE or equivalent
  • Premium resource
  • Use as you wish in the classroom or home environment
  • Use with other Middle Ages History Lessons & Resources
  • Includes challenging questions