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When was the execution of Charles I?

1649

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When were the Jacobite rebellions?

1715-1745

2

When were gypsy beggars allowed to be hung?

1554

3

When was exporting wool made illegal?

1614

4

When was exporting wool made punishable by death?

1661

5

What year was the Gunpowder plot?

1605

6

What happened in the 12th Century?

Hue and Cry act by local groups of people

7

What was the population of England in 1450?

2m

8

What was the population of England in 1551?

3m

9

What happened in 1576?

Local judges are required to build 'houses of correction' where beggars could be kept.

10

When was the 1st Vagrancy Act?

1494

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What happened in 1547?

Vagrancy Act (2nd)

12

When was the Habeaus Corpus Act?

1679

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What act was introduced in 1718?

Transportation Act

14

In 1718 what title did Jonathan Wild give himself?

Thief taker general of Great Britain and Ireland

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When was John Howard born?

1726

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When and where was Wild hung?

1725 at Tyburn

17

1735-1749

Hawkurst Gang dominated smuggling from Kent to Dorset

18

When was the execution of Dick Turpin?

1739

19

When was the last hanging, drawing & quartering?

1746

20

What happened in 1748?

Court records showed 103 - 70% of the people wanted for smuggling were farm workers

21

When were the Bow Street Runners?

1749

22

What was the population of England in 1750?

7m

23

How many offences were there with the death penalty in 1750?

160 offences

24

When did John Fielding start mounted patrols?

1754

25

What did Howard do in 1770s - 1780s?

Howard toured Britain and Europe to discover better ways of running prisons

26

When did the Gaols Act pass and due to who?

1774, due to John Howard

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What riots happened in 1780?

Gordon Riots

28

When did William Pitt PM lower taxes on imported food?

1780

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When was Quaker Elizabeth Fry born?

1780

30

What happened in 1787?

First transportation to Australia

31

When did Combination Acts ban trade unions?

1799

32

How many offences were there with the death penalty in 1815?

225 offences

33

When did the flogging of women end?

1820

34

What act was in 1823?

Gaols act

35

What did Robert Peel do in 1823-5?

Reform prisons and reduce number of death penalty offences

36

What was set up in 1829?

Metropolitan Police Force

37

When were the Swing Riots?

1830

38

In what year was the Pentoville Prison built?

1842

39

As a result of Robert Peel, when were 90 new prisons built?

1877