handbill gives details of the sentences passed on prisoners at the Assizes
of 1836. We can compare the evidence in this source to that contained
in the 1786 Calendar to see how both crime and punishment changed over
time. Read the source carefully (you might want to use the enlarged
version), concentrating on the information relating to Durham, and
then answer the questions. You might want to use the worksheet
to record your thoughts.
does this bill differ from the 1786 Calendar?
2. Is there
any great change in the numbers of cases being brought before the Assize
the crimes changed in nature since 1786?
many 'No Bills' are there in 1836 compared to 1786?
have been the major changes in the way criminals are punished in the
period between 1786 and 1836?
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