Peacham sentence example

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  • An equally famous but less satisfactory instance occurred during the trial of Edmund Peacham, a divine in whose study a sermon had been found containing libellous accusations against the king and the government.
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  • Edmund Peacham 7 had been 2 Letters and Life, iv.
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  • The sentence was not carried out, and Peacham is said to have died in gaol (March 1616).
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  • As it was at first suspected that the writing of this book had been prompted by some disaffected persons, Peacham was interrogated, and after he had declined to give any information, was subjected to torture.
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  • Nothing, however, was extracted from Peacham in this way, and it was resolved to proceed against him for treason.
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  • There was nothing to give colour to the charge of high treason with which he was charged, and the sermon had never been preached or published; yet Peacham was put to the torture, and Bacon was ordered to confer with the judges individually concerning the matter.
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