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2. Which of these were punishable by public execution?

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

3. What was the nickname of the criminal code?

  • Bloody act
  • Death code
  • Bloody code
  • Criminal act

4. Who put pressure on Peel to change this?

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

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

  • 225
  • 325
  • 315
  • 205

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