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    the wager of battle

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Harold and William met face to face in the great wager of battle= (E. Freeman, “The History of the Norman Conquest”)

    the wager of battle = the trial of battle = the judicial duel = the God’s court

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: the wager of battle

    a form of trial by which someone's guilt or innocence was decided by personal combat between the parties or their champions

    Source: wager of battle - Oxford dictionary

    So yes, a trial as you said

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