Posted by John W on May 12, 1998 at 00:55:54:
In response to Trial procedure in the Regency, written by Linden on May 11, 1998 at 20:46:31
No party to a suit could give evidence until 1899 (14&15 Vict. C99)
This was derived from the original form of trial by peers when the jury consisted of those who had seen the crime. The defendant got his chance on the gallows after the verdict!
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