Trial procedure in the Regency
Posted by Linden on May 11, 1998 at 20:46:31:
Could the defendant speak at his/her own trial in the English Regency?
I've just discovered that the accused (and spouse) could not act as a witness until about 1898, but does that mean that they couldn't say anything? Not even a rousing speech after the verdict was brought in and before the sentence?
One of the best scenes in the novel I'm writing depends on your answer. If you don't know, have you any idea where I can find out (preferably on the Net, as my local law library doesn't deal with it)?
Yours in nail-biting suspense
- Well, what did they do? Linden 20:34:28 5/13/98 (0)
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- Found it! gkb 22:19:04 5/12/98 (0)
- Evidence John W 00:55:54 5/12/98 (0)
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