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Seven Bishops are tried for opposing the Declaration of Indulgence 1688 Context Note
Parliament charges Sir John Fenwick with treason 1696 Context Note
Bolingbroke is impeached 1715 Context Note
The Act of Grace releases Jacobite rebels from British prisons 1717 Context Note
Jonathan Wild is hanged at Tyburn 1725 Context
Chief Justice Pratt discharges Wilkes 1763 Context Note
Seditious libels excluded from parlimentary privilege 1763 Context Note
Letters of Junius creators tried for seditious libel 1770 Context Note
Penitentiary Act; Panopticon 1779 Context
Trial of Warren Hastings 1788 - 1795 Context
Cornwallis promulgates justice code in India 1793 Context Note
Treason Trials 1794 Context Note
Society for the Suppression of Vice established 1802 Context Note
Millbank Penitentiary opens 1821 - 1890 Context Note
Gaols Act 1823 Context Note
Law Society formed 1823 Context Note
Robert Peel allows employment of transported convicts in colonies 1823 Context Note
Robert Peel reforms criminal law 1827 Context Note
Pentonville Prison founded 1842 Context Note
Britain agrees to stop convict transportation to Van Diemen's Land 1852 Context Note

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