Judge Jeffreys conducts the 'Bloody Assizes' (40 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Lord Chief Justice George Jeffreys conducts a series of trials known as the 'Bloody Assizes', sentencing adherents of Monmouth in the West Country who had taken part in the recent rebellion there. On 28th September, he is appointed Lord Chancellor.

Citation:
Editors. "Judge Jeffreys conducts the 'Bloody Assizes'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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