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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?

  • 1898
  • 1868
  • 1873
  • 1888

4. Who put pressure on Peel to change this?

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

5. In 1815, how many crimes were punishable by death?

  • 205
  • 225
  • 315
  • 325

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