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The Trials of Allegiance

The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution by Carlton F. W. Larson (New York : Oxford University Press, 2019) Whether you describe the... The post The Trials of Allegiance appeared first on Journal of the American...

Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee

Charles Lee served as second-in-command of the Continental Army, subordinate only to George Washington. Born in England, Lee was the best-educated and most widely-read... The post Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee appeared first on Journal of...

BBC History: The 1603 trial of Walter Ralegh

It is a curious fact that when Sir Walter Ralegh was finally executed – on 29 October 1618 – he had been legally dead for 15 years. Even by 17th-century standards, that was unusual. But then, not many people face the death penalty twice in...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Jan 2019

The Stage review: Ralegh: The Treason Trial

Before its run in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre beginning 24 November, Oliver Chris’ staging of Sir Walter Ralegh’s treason trial had several performances in the Great Hall in Winchester, where the trial itself was held on 17 November 1603. Ralegh...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Jan 2019


By Stephen Basdeo Since the Victorian era, even though they lack a formal written constitution, the English people have always enjoyed a high degree of freedom of speech and political freedom. In the early nineteenth century, many journalists and publishers...

An Interview with Author Martin Ganzglass

JAR: You’ve just completed the latest in your series of novels on the American Revolution. Tell a bit about the series as a whole... The post An Interview with Author Martin Ganzglass appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Impeaching the Queen of England (1643/4)

By Krista Kesselring; posted 9 October 2017. Trials of queens generally garner much attention, perhaps in part because they so often focus on sex. The trials of Henry VIII’s wives provoke enduring popular interest, most obviously. The adultery...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 9 Oct 2017

Treason in Shropshire in the Early Fifteenth Century: The Case of Sir Richard Lacon

Guest post by Ted Powell; 7 May 2017. Medieval English kings were very concerned to maintain the quality and integrity of their coinage, principally the silver penny, but also, from the reign of Edward III onwards, high value gold coinage.  The ability...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 7 May 2017

Evil May Day, 1517: Prosecuting Anti-Immigrant Rioters in Tudor London

Guest post by Shannon McSheffrey; 30 April 2017.                                                         This week...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 30 Apr 2017

Five hundred pounds reward

Title: Five hundred pounds reward. Publication: [Stowe Park? : [publisher not identified], 12 November 1795] Catalog Record and Digital Collection File 63 795 F565+ Acquired November 2015
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2016

National Letter Writing Day: The Rye House Plot 1683

  SBT ER78/5, Rye House plot, 29 June 1683 Today is National Letter Writing Day. What would an archive be if it wasn’t for people writing letters?! At the SBT our archives are choc full of examples, from love letters to legal notices, which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2015

YET Another Martyrdom in July: Blessed George Swallowell, Layman

Today's late July martyr is connected to St. John Boste and Blessed John Ingram from just a couple of days ago: Blessed George Swallowell was executed on July 26, 1594 in Darlington. He was a layman and former Anglican minister and was condemned to death...

First in a Series: English Catholic Martyrs at the End of July

We're entering another period with a cluster of martyrs, starting today with two Popish Plot victims, canonized in 1970 among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.Father Philip Evans, SJ and Father John Lloyd suffered martyrdom on July 22, 1679 in Cardiff,...

Killing the King with Porter … part two.

My last post for the CRECs blog was about my very fun (and sometimes messy) experience of making a short film about the treason trials of the 1790s. I’m very excited to say that the film is now online. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about...
From: CRECS// on 17 Apr 2015

Treason in 1688

From Crisis Magazine, K.V. Turley writes about "The Last Catholic King of Ireland":The King’s brother, the Duke of York, was now King James II of England and of Ireland, and James VII of Scotland. This passing of throne from one brother to another was...

Eleanor Cobham: Gender, Politics and Witchcraft

Above: Humphrey, duke of Gloucester (left).Humphrey and Eleanor (right).Eleanor Cobham, duchess of Gloucester, is well-known today as a convicted sorceress. The second wife of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, who was uncle to Henry VI, the duchess has usually...
From: Conor Byrne on 7 Mar 2015

Killing the King with Porter: Freedom of expression in 1794

On Tuesday morning, I found myself sitting in a pub in London and repeatedly blowing the foam off a pot of porter while somebody filmed me and a gaggle of curious regulars looked on. Academia has often taken me to some rather unexpected places, but this...
From: CRECS// on 22 Feb 2015

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk Born

The surname Howard comes up often on this blog, and just like any other post on the Howard family, our challenge today is to keep all the people named Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, Anne, Margaret, and Mary straight, not to mention the Earls, Dukes, and Lords...

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