Trial by Ordeal – Sink or Swim?

Trial by Ordeal - Sink or Swim?

The debate rages on!
The debate gets heated!


A woman has been accused of being a witch. People say that she has cursed her village with an illness, as she is the only person not to fall ill. What shall we do? 

The Anglo-Saxons believe the woman should be tried by ordeal, by being tied down and thrown in to a lake. If she sinks to the bottom she is innocent. If she floats, she is guilty and will be killed. 

The Modern British People argue there is no evidence and she should be free to go. 

The debate rages on in Year 6!