2.10 Anglo-Saxon Law Form
Article 113 - Gild (Honor Price)
The term Gild is a word officially used in law under the Carolingians to describe the associated Honor Price associated with any alleged transgression whereby a payment would be made rather than the requirement for blood revenge. This system was a complete resurrection of “honor price” under the Holly many centuries before.
There existed no “gild” price for slaves under the Carolingian Empire as both: Sacre Loi (Sacred Law) and the true Canon Law of the Catholicus Ecclesia (Catholic Church) were founded on the maxim: nemo potest servus alteri meaning “no man may take another as (a) slave”. Any reference to the permission for slavery in any history or text claimed from the Carolingians is therefore a fraud.
Consistent with the invention of honor price under Holly law, the size and scale of gild introduced in 738 CE was determined by the social rank of the victim relative to the “base” price for death or injury to a peasant:
(ii) A freeman equaled a gild price of one hundred (100) scilling (shillings) and by the end of the 9th Century had inflated to two hundred (200) shillings; and
(iii) A priest equaled a gild price of one hundred and fifty (150) scilling (shillings) and by the end of the 9th Century had risen to over three hundred (300) shillings; and
(iv) A bishop or baron equaled a gild price of three hundred (300) shilling and by the end of the 9th Century had risen to over six hundred (600) shillings; and
(v) A lord (marche) or primate equaled a gild price of six hundred (600) shilling, which by the end of the 9th Century rose to over twelve hundred (1,200) shillings; and
(vi) A king also had a gild price listed at fifteen thousand (15,000) shillings at the start, rising to over thirty thousand (30,000) shillings by the end of the 9th Century.
The use of the word “weregild” being the combination of were (man) and gild being “honor price” is a deliberate concoction and fraud designed to confuse and hide the words gild, gold and guild as being used independently and on their own in usage.
The application of Gild prices collapsed with the collapse of the Carolingian Empire in the 9th Century, but was resurrected at the end of the 12th Century in the creation of an internal currency (gilda) and debt (guilte) system by the Italian Guilds of Florence, Genoa and Venice:
(i) Gilda, or “gild” was the name given to a form of paper credit, equivalent to a gold certificate whereby bona fide members of guilds could trade and exchange between one another and then convert into gold. Gild became synonymous with gold for this reason and is the origin of the word; and
A further corruption of the concept of “gild price” occurred in the late 13th Century with the introduction of the poena summa index meaning “penalty (punishment) sum list” whereby those that were found to be culpable were required to pay both for their punishment and for compensation for their transgressions. By the 16th Century, the poena summa index posted on church notice boards had become something resembling a list of tortures, reaching a peak in the 18th Century.
The concept of “guilt” and the existence of debt being evidence of a form of transgression was a concept first created by the Venetians and their Roman Cult (Vatican) vassals in the 13th Century. However, the use of the word “sin” had not yet been invented with this concept. Any claim of older provenance, especially in association with the Tertullian Tyrant known as Augustine of Hippo is a 16th Century fraud.
The failure to honor the obligation to make public the penal sums of associated crimes under western law since the 16th Century CE renders the legitimacy and effect of such penalties null and void in having failed to inform any “guilty” party of the full “guilt price” and the poena summa (penal sum) of the associated crime.