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Pain, Penance, and Protest: Peine Forte et Dure in Medieval England

Pain, Penance, and Protest: Peine Forte et Dure in Medieval England

In medieval England, a defendant who refused to plead to a criminal indictment was sentenced to peine forte et dure - pressing with weights. Using this punishment as a lens, this book blurs the lines between law, religion, and literature to understand how it functioned within the medieval criminal justice system.

Sara M. Butler

  • Cambridge University Press
  • 9781316512388
  • 459 pages
  • €122.55
  • Hardback
  • United Kingdom
  • European history

Eastwood