CRIME & PUNISHMENT

Some further terror and peculiar mark of infamy be added to the punishment of death.
— Murder Act 1752

Old Bailey Microcosm - WIkimedia

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CRIME 2 - PUBLIC NATURE OF PUNISHMENT

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John Williams, a bookseller stands in the pillory in the Palace Yard, Westminster, surrounded by a cheering crowd. Engraving with ten verses in five columns below, 1765. Williams is held up as a martyr to the cause of liberty. He was punished on Wednesday, 23 Jan 1765 for reprinting John Wilkes publication, 'The North Briton'. Williams holds a laurel branch, symbol of liberty. The two suspended jack-boots, scotch bonnet and axe far left refer to Lord Bute and opposition to Wilkes and his followers. Wellcome Images


Execution of William Burke, Edinburgh - Wellcome Trust

CRIME 3

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