Note 117
From Chapter 38 of the Decline & Fall

See the Ripuarian Code (tit. xxxvi. in tom. iv. p. 241). The Salic law does not provide for the safety of the clergy; and we might suppose, on the behalf of the more civilised tribe, that they had not foreseen such an impious act as the murder of a priest. Yet Praetextatus, archbishop of Rouen, was assassinated by the order of queen Fredegundis before the altar (Greg. Turon. l. viii. c. 31, in tom. ii. p. 326).

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