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A rather well-known case is the trial and execution of Timothy Evans for killing his wife and his daughter. Three years after his execution it turned out that the key witness of the prosecution was a serial killer.


Although the title of your question refers specifically to the 12th century, your question asks for the High Middle Ages which is a longer period. As such, I will focus on the High Middle Ages of France. There are numerous examples of how succession might work during that time period thanks to the multitude of succession crises of France and Burgundy. ...

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