William, you have been accused for murdering your brother for his land, to see if you are guilty we will throw you in the river with your hands bound.
NO! PLEASE I DIDN'T DO IT I PROMISE!
Medieval Times: Trial by Ordeal
Jump now! You must face your Trial by Ordeal or you will be shone as guilty!
OKAY OKAY I'M JUMPING IN!
Er...uh... well he sunk! He was innocent! Well if he hasn't downed he can come back and be accepted back into society. Although, he went under about 10 minutes ago.. he probably drowned.
Present Day: Trial by Jury
Thank you sir! Im so thankful you saw the truth and did what needed to be done so efficiently!
Based on the evidence I have seen, I say that William has been proven innocent! You may now remove his hand cuffs.
Thank goodness for Trial by Jury, so many people are saved from death and proven innocent . when they actually are! I still can't believe that they used to throw people in lakes to see if they were innocent!