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2. Who put pressure on Peel to change this?

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

3. What was the nickname of the criminal code?

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

4. When did public execution end?

  • 1888
  • 1868
  • 1898
  • 1873

5. Which of these were punishable by public execution?

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

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