Note 098
From Chapter 49 of the Decline & Fall

Besides the massacres and transmigrations, the pain of death was pronounced against the following crimes:

  1. The refusal of baptism.
  2. The false pretence of baptism.
  3. A relapse to idolatry.
  4. The murder of a priest or bishop.
  5. Human sacrifices.
  6. Eating meat in Lent.

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.).

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