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" And the trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of England; though once when the dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI., had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning... "
The Criminal recorder: or, Biographical sketches of notorious public ... - Page 35
1815
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1876
...into this kingdom as the rule of government, fora beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called in derision the duke of Exeter's daughter, and still remains in the tower of London ; (0) where it was occasionally used as an engine of state, not of law, more than once in the reign...
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Records of York castle, by A.W. Twyford and A. Griffiths. [With] York and ...

Anthony William Twyford, Arthur George F. Griffiths - 1880
...this kingdom as the rule of government, for the beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture, which was called in derision "the Duke of Exeter's...still remains in the Tower of London, where it was more than once used as an engine of state, not of law, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. But when, upon...
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Folk-lore of Shakespeare

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - Folklore in literature - 1884 - 559 pages
...into this kingdom as a rule of government, for the beginning thereof they erected a rack of torture, which was called, in derision, the Duke of Exeter's...state, not of law, more than once in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. But when, upon the assassination of Vil1 Nares's "Glossary," vol. ii. p. 66 1 ; see Douce's...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone, William Hardcastle Browne - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 pages
...design to introduce the civil law into the kingdom, as a rule of government. This instrument was termed in derision the duke of Exeter's daughter, and still remains in the tower of London. It existed in the civil law, and was adopted by the French and other foreign nations, who contrived...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 48

History - 1808
...into this kingdom, as the rule of government, fora beginning thereof, they erected a rack for torture, which was called in derision the duke of Exeter's...state, not of law, more than once in the reign of queen Elizabeth. But when, upon the assassination of Villers duke of Buckingham by Felton, it was proposed...
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