Between different clans the blood feud is the accepted method of enforcing custom, unless a substitute, the wergeld, is provided.
The wergeld of an earl or bishop was four times that of a thegn: 5800s.
Swearing a false oath or perjury was also punishable by loss of one's hand or half one's wergeld.
If the slain man had a wergeld of 200s, let every one who was of the gang pay 30s.
If the fee or wergeld of the burggrave has been adjudged to him in court, it must be paid to him within six weeks.
The value of a man's oath was commensurate with his value or wergeld.
The wergeld of a king or archbishop was six times that of a thegn: 7200s.
Incest is punishable by payment of one's wergeld or a fine or forfeiture of all his possessions.
Violence to a widow or maiden is punishable by payment of one's wergeld.
The sums awarded as wergeld were large, and were reckoned according to the slain mans rank.