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Wergeld: Crime and the compensation culture in medieval England

An uncovering of the history of 'compensation culture', which is older than you might think.


Wergeld is the payment demanded of a person who has killed someone. That is, until the 9th century when it was replaced by capital punishment. The history of 'compensation culture' is older than some might think.

http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=45&EventId=951


Speaker(s):

Professor Anthony Musson | talks

 

Date and Time:

5 October 2009 at 1:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

The Museum of London
London Wall
London
EC2Y 5HN


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Gresham College
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