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  How much can you remember about Roman law & order? You have 2 minutes
             to answer 5 questions plus one extension question
                          Quiz
   How would soldiers be punished if they lost a battle?
   What were the people who patrolled Roman streets
    called?
   What was the punishment for stealing from a temple?
   How were slaves often punished if they attempted to
    kill their master?
   What were Roman laws known as?
   What were the strengths/weaknesses of Roman
    law?
                                Quiz
   How would soldiers be punished if they lost a battle?
   Decimated
   What were the people who patrolled Roman streets called?
   Vigiles
   What was the punishment for stealing from a temple?
   Execution
   How were slaves often punished if they attempted to kill their
    master?
   They were crucified
   What were Roman laws known as?
   Twelve Tables
   What were the strengths/weaknesses of Roman law?
                 Key words:   wergild hue & cry tithing

    Who made the laws in
    Anglo-Saxon England?
 Learning objectives
               TBAT explain how AS were
            compensated, how suspects were
                    caught & tried
           To compare justice under Romans &
                           AS
                     Your task



   Work in pairs. Watch the clip from Tony Robinson’s
    TV series ‘Crime & Punishment’ and answer the
    questions (including the extension questions if you
    can) on your sheet.
                     Study this picture
                     showing different types
                     of wergild. You have 2
                     minutes to recall the
Picture of injured   information, and then you
       man
                     will be given a team
                     challenge.


                     What are the problems
                     with this sort of
                     compensation culture?
                     What would you pay for
                     the following:
                     Lost hearing
                     Lost eye
Picture of injured   Broken teeth
       man           Ear
                     Rib broken
                     Arm broken
                     Lost thumb
                     Belly wound
                     Lost finger
                     Leg broken
                     Lost foot
                     1 point for each correct
                     label you stick on your
                     team member
                  Your task
   Write a definition of ‘wergild’.
   Study Sources A & C on p.12 in Wilkes and note
    down at least 2 typical punishments for:
     Theft
     Violence

     Murder

   Would you rather live under the laws of
    Ethelbert or Alfred? Why?
   Note the reasons why you think laws were
    written down by the Anglo-Saxons
 This building in Bradford –on-Avon is
  one of the oldest prisons (or ‘Blind
houses’) in Britain. Why do you think it
               is so rare?
                   Your task
   Study the information in Dawson, p.23 and take
    notes to answer these questions:
     What did Anglo-Saxons use instead of police
     How were suspects tried?

     What types of courts were there?

   How similar / different is all this from
    Roman times?
   Tithing – all males over 12, group of 10; raise
    the ‘hue & cry’; take suspect to court
   Trial by jury – local men; character witness
    swore an oath –compurgation
   Types of courts – Hundred (minor crimes,
    monthly); Shire (more serious, twice yearly);
    Royal (king in charge, serious, high status
    crimes)
                  Your task
   Write a 60 second advert for an Anglo-Saxon
    compensation firm. Your advert must include
    references to:
   3 different claims
   How you will catch any criminals involved
   How they will be put on trial
                  Success criteria
     Satisfactory           Getting better              Wow factor
Includes a limited     Includes most, but not all Includes references to 3
number of key points   of the key points          or more types of claims

Uses occasional key    Uses some key terms        Includes references to
terms                  from today’s lesson but    the hue & cry
                       could include more
Some, but not many                              Includes references to
examples are drawn     Has some of the features the system of trial by jury
from research          of a claims advert
                                                Confident use of
                                                technical vocabulary,
                                                e.g. compurgation,
                                                wergild

                                                  Has many of the features
                                                  of a claims advert
              Extension task
   Visit the statue of King Ethelbert in Canterbury
    – the founder of Anglo-Saxon law. Write factoid
    on his life, and tell us more about the laws he
    introduced and the impact of his reign on the
    justice system of England
                   Plenary
   Explain the meaning of today’s key words:
    wergild, hue & cry, tithing
   How were suspects caught under Anglo-Saxon
    laws?
   How were they tried?
   How similar / different was Anglo-Saxon justice
    compared with the Romans?
   Which was more important the Church or the
    King in improving justice?

				
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