It is thought that Danish invaders first introduced the practice in England, and that the Norman conquerors preserved and revived it. Dr. W. Stubbs (Constitutional History, I 196) suggests such measures may have been taken by King Canute. Englishry was abolished in 1340.
See Select Cases from the Coroners Rolls, 1265-1413, ad. C. Gross, Selden Society (London, 1896).
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