1685: Judge Jeffreys began sentencing people to death at what became known as the Bloody Assizes
1689: Death in the Tower of London of the despised Judge Jeffreys, who sentenced more than 300 to death at his "bloody assizes
1689: Death - in the Tower of London - of the despised Judge Jeffreys, who sentenced more than 300 to death at his Bloody Assizes
IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 1689: Death - in the Tower of London - of the despised Judge Jeffreys, who sentenced more than 300 to death at his "bloody assizes
Known as the Hanging Judge, he took charge of the Bloody Assizes
in the 17th century, leading to thousands of those suspected of treason being burned at the stake, hanged or beheaded.
Which notorious judge presided at the 'Bloody Assizes
' which began in 1685?
It was during his tenure that the Bloody Assizes
, a series of trials that took place at Ancaster in May 1814, took place.
TODAY IS...INDEPENDENCE DAY IN ZIMBABWE 1689: Death - in the Tower of London - of the despised Judge Jeffreys who sentenced more than 300 to death at his "bloody assizes
Michigan, Justice Scalia asserted that "the vicious punishments for treason decreed in the Bloody Assizes
(drawing and quartering, burning of women felons, beheading, disembowling, etc.) were common in that period--indeed, they were specifically authorized by law and remained so for many years afterwards" and "the best historical evidence suggests, that it was not Jeffreys' management of the Bloody Assizes
that led to the Declaration of Rights provision, but rather the arbitrary sentencing power he had exercised in administering justice from the King's Bench, particularly when punishing [Titus Oates for perjury]." Harmelin, 501 U.S.
Rarest objects in the sale are early pieces of English oak furniture, including a set of six Charles II oak upholstered chairs bought by Mr Gwynn in 1947, believed to have been used at the 'Bloody Assizes
' at Taunton Castle in 1685, when 508 rebels were sentenced by Judge Jeffries to death following the battle of Sedgemoor.
Had it fizzled and the reigning king, James II, not been displaced by William and Mary, the retribution would have been so great that the Bloody Assizes
and "Hanging" Judge Jeffreys would have paled in comparison.
For drama, walk down Dorchester's High West Street, the 17th-century lodging house of the infamous Judge Jeffries, who presided over the Bloody Assizes