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2. When did Peel first abolish the death penalty for half of capital crimes?

  • 1863
  • 1873
  • 1823
  • 1843

3. When did public execution end?

  • 1868
  • 1873
  • 1898
  • 1888

4. Who put pressure on Peel to change this?

  • Elizabeth Fry
  • MP Sam Romilly and his lawyer
  • The monarch

5. Which of these were punishable by public execution?

  • Piracy, murder and treason
  • Murder, arson and treason
  • Murder and treason
  • Espionage, murder and arson

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