The Germs and Developments of the Laws of England; Embracing the Anglo-Saxon Laws Extant from the Sixth Century to A.D., 1066 as Translated Into English Under the Royal Record Commission of William IV. with the Introduction of the

The Germs and Developments of the Laws of England; Embracing the Anglo-Saxon Laws Extant from the Sixth Century to A.D., 1066 as Translated Into English Under the Royal Record Commission of William IV. with the Introduction of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...And if it then come to "bot," and the king allow it, then let "bot" be made for the church"grith" to that church, according to the king's full "mund-bryce "; and let purification of the minster be gotten, as is thereto befitting; and especially let intercession be fervently made with God. 4. And if else, no man being slain, church-" grith" be broken, let "bot" be strictly made, as the deed may be: be it through fighting, be it through robbery, be it through fornication, be it through what it may; first, let "bot " be made for the "grif h-bryce " to the church, as the deed may be, and as the rank of the church may be. 5. All churches are not secularly entitled to equal rank, although divinely they have like consecration. For the "grith-bryce " of a chief minster, in cases entitled to "bot," let "bot " be made according to the king's " mund, " that is, with v. pounds by English law; and of a minster of the middle class, with a hundred and twenty shillings, that is, according to the king's "wite " but of a yet less, with sixty shillings; and for a field church, with xxx. shillings. Judgment shall ever be with justice, according to the deed, and mitigation according to its degree. 6. And respecting tithe; the king and his " witan" have chosen and decreed, as is just, that one third part of the tithe which belongs to the church go to the reparation of the church, and a second part to the servants of God; the third to God's poor, and to needy ones in thralldom. 7. And be it known to every Christian man, that he pay to his Lord his tithe justly, always as the plough traverses the tenth field, on peril of God's...show more

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