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RMJ Books

Rare and collectable antiquarian and out of print books for a wide range of interests. Particular interest in the Brontes.

STATE TRIALS A New Abridgement and Critical Review of and Impeachments for High Treason; From the Reign of King Richard II, down to the remarkable Trial of Captain Porteous in the Tenth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty King George II.


The Whole containing, I The Substance of the Indictment or Charge II The Evidence III The Prisoner's Defence. IV The several Points of Law arising. V The Event of the Trial, or Fate of the Prisoner, &c. In this Abridgement are inserted Several Trials not to be found in any other Collection also Some Trials taken in haste, are now brought into regular Order; and many Deficiencies throughout the Whole supply'd with Several curious Remarks on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was; and how it has been alter'd and stands at this Time. Likewise Impartial Memoirs of the Times, and Characters of the Sufferers.