Year of publication: 2014
Bernard Knight Crowners Quest Glossary ABJURER A criminal or accused person who sought sanctuary in a church and then elected to abjure by confessing his sin to the coroner and leaving the realm of England for ever, to avoid being mutilated or hanged. He had to proceed on foot, dressed in sackcloth and carrying a wooden cross, to a port nominated by the coroner and take the first ship abroad. If there was a delay, he had to wade out up to his knees in every tide, to show his willingness to ...
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