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By: Rushawn Foster English C. The medieval English law. The Law Of Primogeniture. One law that came into effect during the twelfth century was the law of primogeniture The law of primogeniture gave the firstborn son exclusive right to inherit his father’s titles, lands, and estates.

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By rushawn foster english c

By: Rushawn Foster

English C

The medieval English law


The law of primogeniture

The Law Of Primogeniture

  • One law that came into effect during the twelfth century was the law of primogeniture

  • The law of primogeniture gave the firstborn son exclusive right to inherit his father’s titles, lands, and estates


The law of ordeals

The Law Of Ordeals

  • Ordeals were the matters of law that were still settled

  • People’s disputes were also settled by the law of ordeals

  • People’s innocence was settled by setting them tasks, and if they were successful at them, they were judged innocent


Common law

Common Law

  • The term common law is basically the law that is common to the whole country and it’s people

  • The common law was different from other kinds of law because it was only applied to certain classes of people


Great charter

Great Charter

  • King John was forced by a group of angry barons to sign an agreement called the Great Charter

  • Originally the great charter was used for the taxes levied by the king

  • It established that levies must be made with the consent of the barons


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