Five Boroughs
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Five Boroughs

Boroughs consisting of Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham and Stamford. These were located in the Danish held part of the country or Danelaw. The county towns were fortified. The most interesting fact is that the judgment of a criminal by a jury and majority decision was first practiced there. The foundation of the present legal system adopted in many countries throughout the world.

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