Peine Forte Et Dure

Peine Forte Et Dure

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Peine forte et dure was a method of torture formerly used in the common law legal system, in which a defendant who refused to plead would be subjected to having heavier and heavier stones placed upon his or her chest until a plea was entered, or as the weight of the stones on the chest became too great for the condemned to breathe, fatal suffocation would occur. The common law courts originally took a very limited view of their own jurisdiction.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Serv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135627899
  • 9786135627893