In the second year Biargey again urged Howard to try for a wergild.
All of them seem to have the wergild of twelve hundred shillings.
My grief for Olaf is yet deep in my heart; still I remember his death; and now again I come to claim a wergild for him.
Blood money, or wergild, was exacted from wrong-doers as in Saxon times in England.
In the charter of Hinestrosa the wergild for homicide is 500 sueldos.
With the institution of wergild the entire matter becomes one of civil law.
This step is taken when the State compels the parties to enter into an agreement on the basis of the wergild.
Within the ceorlisc class we find similar subdivisions, though they were not marked by a difference in wergild.
The thegn is a twelve hundred man; his wergild and his oath countervail those of six ceorls.