System Of Courts During 13th-Century England

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During Thirteenth-Century England the system of courts, while not always useful for trying criminals, were useful places to inform communities about felons, outlaws and crimes. There were three main courts, besides the King’s Bench, where information was spread to the local vills and communities, the County Court, the Sheriff’s tourn and Hundred Court. The courts were also important because if an individual refused to show, they could be outlawed. Information at these courts was presented to everyone there not just to the officials, allowing further communication amongst individuals not present. This system of communication allowed everyone to keep an eye out for outlaws. The system of inquests also helped identify criminals. Courts moved around

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