Dark Ages Law and Order. Medieval Law and Order Medieval people took punishing someone who broke a law very seriously, it was dark and awful if you broke a law. They would measure to see if you were guilty by ordeals until court was made. Some ordeals were: ordeal by fire, to see if you were guilty you held the hot end medieval times laws and order Medieval Law and Order. Medieval law and order in England was very strict as people leading the area believed the only way to learn appropriate behaviour was to have severe punishments for even small offences. Authorities were afraid of the poor as they outnumbered rich people and revolts could be prove a significant damage, just like the Peasants Revolt of 1381.
Law in the Middle Ages. The society of The Middle Ages was largely divided in three parts, the priests, the member of nobility, and the serfs. The judicial system offered three types of courts to solve various problems. In order to take decision about a case involving bishops, deacons, priests, clerks, monks, nuns and other clergy men, medieval times laws and order
Violence and the Law in Medieval England How dangerous was life in the Middle Ages? Sean McGlynn gets to grips with the level of violent crime, and the sometimes cruel justice meted out to offenders. Law and order was very harsh in Medieval England. It was believed that people would only learn how to behave properly if they feared what would happen to them if they broke the law. Medieval Punishment Law and Order of the Middle Ages. Also interesting is the fact namecalling did cost a price calling a woman a harlot without proof carried the hefty fine of 45 shillings. The medieval punishment for calling another a fox or a hare was 3 shillings. medieval times laws and order Medieval Law and Order. There were three ordeals: Ordeal by fire. An accused person held a red hot iron bar and walked three paces. His hand was then bandaged and left for three days. If the wound was getting better after three days, you were innocent. If the wound had clearly not got any better, you were guilty. Ordeal by water. The relevant legal provision appears to be taken from the laws of medieval times, as law and order was very harsh in the Middle Ages. Those in charge of law and order believed that people would only learn how to behave properly if they feared of what would happen if they broke the law.