Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Folkmoot (Meeting of the People) is the old English name for the great assembly of the nation for political and judicial purposes. It answers to the Campus Martius or Madius of the Franks, the Swedish Ting, and the Icelandic Althing. It differed from the Witenagemot (q.v.) in being composed of all freemen, and not of the great men alone. There was never a Folkmoot of all England, but only of the separate kingdoms. The Shiremoot, however, was a complete folkmoot for the district comprised in the shire.