Norðleoda Laga (‘Laws of the Northumbrians’) Textus Roffensis, ff. 93v–94r

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Author: Dr Chris Monk

Abstract:

‘Among the English, the king’s wergild is, according to folk-right, 30 thousand thrymsa:  15 thousand thrymsa the man’s, 15 thousand the kingdom’s. The wer[gild] belongs to the family, and the ‘king-bot’ to the people.…’

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Monk, C. (2018) Norðleoda Laga (‘Laws of the Northumbrians’), Textus Roffensis, ff. 93v-94r; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild.

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Published online: 18th February 2018
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