An Introduction to the History of England

An Introduction to the History of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1708 edition. Excerpt: ...E 153 J Punishment, and the sentence thereupon came to be' given one or two or more Persons cho-_ sen out of such as were best versed in. the Knowledge of what had been usual in esormer judgments upon like Cases; and as the firff Part was left to the 'Equalsss or ' _ Neighbours of the Personsfaccused s as most likely i to do justice to one of their own Rank or Acquain'tance) so the other 'was commit'ted to the Persons of 'learning osii' Knowledge in the 'ancient Cu stoms, Records or Traditions of ' 'what had "long" passed" inss the ' Course of Justice among that: Naition: Thus we findsiit evident that in the Saxon Reign: in Enflglcina' Causi ses were adjudged by the Aldernssisien and Bishop or the several Shires; with 'the Assistance of twelve Men, of the same county, who are said to have been judges or Asisi 'i' ' ' ' si ' szstants l 1-59 gsistapts to the two first, by such as affirm or pretend this manner of Trial, to have been drawn by the _ conqueror himself out of Normandy, who is thereby said-to have introduced inthis, as well as some other Forms, the Norman Laws inm the common Law of England; Tis true that the same Custom or Trial was used in Normandy besore the Conquest, and it is most probable that neither the English received it from the Normanr, nor these sromthe Englzsb; but that both Nations derived their Original from those ancient Gotbr, a. greed in several Cufloms or Institutions, deduced from their com mon Anpefiors, which made this ' Trial by Iuries continue uninter rupted in England not only by the. Not-maw, but by the Dane; also, who were but another Swarm of. ' pha; great Northern Hive, 'TT-is ' a L 4-..trne sitiue the Terrns of jury and Her. dict were introduced by the Nors man: with many others, in...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813898
  • 9781236813893