[Milton-L] Teason law

Sabrina Baron s.baron at starpower.net
Wed Jun 25 13:56:13 EDT 2008

The law regarding treason was updated for the first time in centuries  
under Henry VIII at the urging of Thomas Cromwell.  It made imagining  
and compassing the death of the king treason.  So, just thinking  
about killing the king was treason.  This law and its elasticity, so  
to speak, were used to bring down Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn, and  
even Cromwell himself.

Sabrina Baron
University of Maryland

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