$axon Laws – English History

The loss of an eye or of a leg appears to have been considered as the most aggravated injury which could arise from an assault, and was therefore punished by the highest fine, or fifty shillings. To be made lame was the next most considerable offence, and the compensation for it was thirty shillings. For a wound that caused deafness, twenty five shillings. To lame the shoulder, divide the chine-bone, cut off the thumb, pierce the diaphragm, or to tear off the hair and fracture the skull, were each punished by a fine of twenty shillings. For breaking the thigh, cutting off the ears, wounding the eye or mouth, wounding the diaphragm, or injuring the teeth so as to affect the speech, was exacted twelve shillings. Source: Saxon Laws – English History