Rights of the Kingdom; Or, Customs of Our Ancestors. Touching the Duty, Power, Election, or Succession of Our Kings and Parliaments
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1682. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... C l85 ] of EyeS) and exection (in Bratlon) More...
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1682. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... C l85 ] of EyeS) and exection (in Bratlon) before the Statute of Westminstir.The second but in GlanYd, it seerneth to have been as mortal as Murder or Hurtling, . From the Monk of Malmshury we find that the Laws of Henry the first, did punish this and Thefts with los of Eyes and exection. But of this Mr. Seldens Janus, and his Notes on Hengham, shew the like Customs, continued in Winchester, and Walingford. Hanging is a late punishment (or Theft, but some kinds of Felony 'did lose the Head. And for Adultery the Woman of old did lose her Ears and Nose: but she was burnt to Death, for killing her Husband; which C far also observed of the British Gaulish Druids. But our Ancestors allowed Bail, in Cases very high and heinous; ( we must speak of Treason in another place, ) that I say nothing ps Santluary, Abjuration and Clergy; which was much larger than later Statutes have made it.* But of this for rhe Teers in special (although they, could not read)see the first of Ed to. the 6th.and a later Statute of King James, for burning aud whipping of Women who could not be Clerks as: men. It It may be considered how our English mercy, may be continued some other way j is this be put down. Which is very disputable, and the plain truth is, it was much at the Ordinaries pleasure. For they wete not fined, for refusing to come before die Justices j who yet might reprieve the Prisoner, in cafe of iuch Refusal. And in Case of Sacriledge, it hath been declared at the Ordinaries choice to give or deny Clergy, for which, an old Record of Edw. the 3 d. is tO be added to (PottUers Cafe, with Cartodries and %ggens in the 5 th. part of Reports.' This Case of Sacr'dedge is very considerable, being of all the most forlorn j for being denyed the Priviledge of SariBuary, it could not ...