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The Law Relating to Felonies<sup>1</sup>

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0031

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

The Law Relating to Felonies1

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This chapter looks at criminal law relating to felonies in England during the Tudor period. It discusses the punishment of offences against the person and against property including homicide, sexual offences, larceny, and robbery. Homicide was the only common-law felony arising from violation of the person, though rape had also been made a felony by 13th-century legislation. Maiming and wounding were not indictable felony and a successful appeal could result in sentencing of capital punishment.

Keywords: felony; criminal law; homicide; larceny; sexual offences; capital punishment

Chapter.  15797 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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