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Monday, 5 October 2009, 12:00AM
Museum of London

Wergeld: Crime and the compensation culture in medieval England

Professor Anthony Musson

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.

This is a part of the Crime and Retribution Mondays at One lecture series, which also includes the following lectures:
     Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell, by Dr Stephen Halliday
     Bound for Botany Bay: The trauma of exile, by Dr Alan Brooke
     Deportation, by Dr Matthew Gibney

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Professor of Legal History at the School of Law, University of Exeter.
Professor Musson is also Director of the Centre for Legal History Research, Director of Postgraduate Research Students, Deputy Director of Research, Overseas Recruitment Officer and Honorary Secretary of the The Dodderidge Club, University of Exeter.

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5 October 2009

Wergeld: Crime and the compensation culture in medieval England
Professor Anthony Musson

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