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1

what are three ways the religion impacted law enforcement?

1. trial by ordeal
2. heresy
3. witchcraft

2

when was trial by ordeal used?

in the anglo-saxon, norman and medieval periods, although it was used less in the medieval period as religion was beginning to become less important

3

what were the trials by ordeal?

- trial by hot iron
- trial by hot water
- trial by cold water
- trial by blessed bread
- trial by combat was introduced by the normans

4

how do the trials by ordeal show religions impact on law enforcement?

they show just how much power/control the church had, and that in the early periods the church and religion were almost solely responsible for law enforcement

5

why was heresy introduced?

due to the changing religions of the tudor monarchs

6

how did the crime of heresy show religions impact on law enforcement?

it highlighted the importance of religion - bloody mary killed more than 300 protestants for heresy. religion still had a big impact into the tudor period