Summoner / pardoner . Mae Pearl Vinson Jamika Shivers Samantha Cooney Vanessa Camara 2 nd Period . The Summoner. Duties.
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Mae Pearl Vinson Jamika Shivers
Samantha Cooney Vanessa Camara
In apostolic courts in the Middle Ages, one officer had the responsibility of finding and arresting accused individuals and bringing them to a judge. The Summoner, also known as an apparatus, performed this job. The most famous Summonerin literature was a character in "The Canterbury Tales“
To make the summoner appear intimidating and imply that he was a sinner, Chaucer's character had lumps and boils on his face and body, an assumed punishment for unsavory behavior. His character also had breath that reeked of garlic and alcohol.
In some situations, the summoner arrested the accused and, if applicable, seized the disputed property to present to the court. This essentially gave him the power of a sheriff or constable of the region.
Pardoners used to be questers. They were also monks and priests, who were actually licensed to pardon sins unlike other pardoners. Some pardoners were fraudulent and kept the money gained through pardoning sins.