The Manorial Court dealt with all but serious crimes.
A jury of twelve people is chosen by villagers to determine if the person is guilty.
The King's Court dealt with the serious crimes through ordeal.
In the Ordeal of Water, the person's hands and ankles were tied together, if he or she sank, the person was innocent and if they floated they were guilty.
In the Ordeal of Fire, a person held a hot iron bar, then came back after a few days after being bandaged. If the hand was healed or not determined whether they were guilty or innocent.
In the Ordeal of Combat, the accused person fought to the death with a nobleman.