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18:00 Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)[18:30] LSS: Eric Jackson - Crime and Punishment, Anglo-Saxons to today
Eric Jackson - 'Crime and Punishment - from the Anglo-Saxons to present day' A journey through crime and punishment from the time of Alfred the Great up to the present day. What crimes were committed in Saxon England and how were they dealt with, the development of the jury system to replace trial by ordeal or combat. Punishments of old, the arrival of the Normans, some typical cases from the middle ages and later 18th century. The establishment of the Quarter Sessions and Assizes, the introduction of prison as the principal means of punishment. Capital punishment and its abolition. Until 2016 Eric had been a magistrate for twenty four years and he has a keen interest in the history of the office of Justice of the Peace. You are welcome to participate for free, but will need the joining information in our weekly email. Sign up at http://leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/register/?p=subscribe&id=1 Or email contact@Lsec.org.uk for login details.

In the interest of freethought and free speech we also list other selected events of interest - no endorsement or responsibility is implied. Always check details with the organisers.

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