Besides the massacres and transmigrations, the
pain of death was pronounced against the following crimes:
But every crime might be expiated by baptism or
penance, (Gaillard, tom. ii. p. 241 - 247;) and the
Christian Saxons became the friends and equals of the
Franks, (Struv. Corpus Hist. Germanicae, p.133.)
- The refusal of baptism.
- The false pretence of
- A relapse to idolatry.
- The murder of a
priest or bishop.
- Human sacrifices.
- Eating meat in
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