Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 5
Rules and laws strictly governed people’s lives in the Middle Ages. Failure to observe any law could lead to imprisonment, torture, or even death. Medieval Laws and Punishment details the laws that kept order, who was responsible for enforcing the law and carrying out punishments, and what would happen to people who took the law into their own hands.
About the author
Donna Trembinski is an associate professor of Medieval History at St. Francis Xavier University.
Medieval Law and Punishment (Medieval World)Topics include family laws, violent crimes, going to court, life in medieval prison, inquisitions, law keepers, fees, fines, taxes and punishments.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.