British Home Secretary Robert Peel introduces reforms to criminal
law. The number of capital offences is reduced, the immunity of
clergy from arrest is abolished in cases of felony, and the law of
offences against property is defined in a simplified form.
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Editors. "Robert Peel reforms criminal law". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17893, accessed 24 May 2017.]