Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous law known as Ordal (‘Ordeal’)

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Author: Dr Christopher Monk


And with this ordeal, we are commanding the command of God and the archbishop and all bishops: No one may come into the church – except the mass-priest and the one who shall undertake the ordeal– after the one who carries in the fire, who heats up the ordeal. Literally, ‘the one who shall go thereto’; a similar phrase is used in the next paragraph…

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Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous law known as Ordal [‘Ordeal’]: Textus Roffensis, ff. 32r-32v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild.

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Published online: 1st August 2017
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