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Laws of King Alfred the Great, A.D. Cir. 890, Cap. 7

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If any man fight in the king's hall, or draw his weapon, and he be taken; be it in the king's doom, either death or life, as he may be willing to grant him. If he escape, and be taken again, let him pay for himself according to his wer-gild, and make a...

If any man fight in the king’s hall, or draw his weapon, and he be taken; be it in the king’s doom, either death or life, as he may be willing to grant him. If he escape, and be taken again, let him pay for himself according to his wer-gild, and make a bot for the offense, as well wer as wite, according as he may have wrought.

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The Laws of King Aethelbert, No. 18.

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If a man furnish weapons to another where there is strife though no evil be done, let him make a bot with VI shillings