c. 24 that no other person has power to pardon or remit any treasons or felonies whatsoever.
In those days victims of robberies constantly compounded with felonies and paid blackmail to thieves, promising not to prosecute on the restitution of a portion of the stolen property.
felonyn>Serious felonies, burglaries and highway robberies were common.
a system began of making certain crimes, which previously had been only of spiritual cognizance, felonies (25 Hen.
Stubbs says of it: "The law of dower, of advowson, of appeal for felonies, is largely amended; the institution of justices of assize is remodelled, and the abuses of manorial jurisdiction repressed; the statute De religiosis, the statutes of Merton and Gloucester, are amended and re-enacted.