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A Late Medieval Depiction of Judicial Combat Between a Man and a Woman. Germany, 1459.

In the Middle Ages and early Renaissance it was not uncommon for disputes between citizens and peasants to be settled with “trial by combat”.  Even duels between men and women were quite common.  Often the man was forced to fight buried in a hole hip deep with one arm tied in order negate his advantage of size and strength.  

In Medieval Germany divorces were often settled in such a manner.

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    Not allot of people will understand this picture. Its from the Dark age’s in Germany, this how they settled divorcement...
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    People would divorce far less of these terms stuck
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