Bloody Assizes

Bloody Assizes
a series of assizes (= courts of law) in the west of England in 1685 at which Judge Jeffreys condemned 300 people to death, and 1 000 to be sent as slaves to America, for supporting the Duke of Monmouth against King James II.

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      (1685), in English history, the trials conducted in the west of England by the chief justice, George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem (Jeffreys, George Jeffreys, 1st Baron), and four other judges after the abortive rebellion (June 1685) of the Duke of Monmouth (Monmouth, James Scott, Duke of, Duke Of Buccleuch, Earl Of Doncaster, Earl Of Dalkeith, Baron Scott Of Tindale, Lord Scott Of Whitchester And Eskdale), illegitimate son of King Charles II, against his Roman Catholic uncle King James II. About 320 persons were hanged and more than 800 transported to Barbados; hundreds more were fined, flogged, or imprisoned. Although modern research has acquitted Jeffreys, in certain cases, of any technical irregularity, the trials were conducted with a ferocity of manner that has made his name notorious.

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