Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt | Curio

Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt

9 mins | Nov 11, 2017

Criminal or not, boiling water will normally burn the skin. But in medieval times, proof was hard to come by. Peter T Leeson, writing in Aeon magazine, examines the history of the trial by ordeal and reveals why it sometimes actually worked.

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From Aeon magazine