Before new concepts such as “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” began to change how we think about the law, it was considered a matter of social class. Honor and status were the principal categories for a long time. They were what decided your prospects and what path your life would take. How did the various social classes handle the law as it applied to them? What sanctions did they risk facing if they broke the law?
Find out just how much every facet of our ancestors’ lives was touched by the law. Penal law represented just a small part of this.