This blog will look at the piece of English law known as an ‘Act of Attainder’. It can be passed for the crime of treason to sentence a person, or multiple people, to death without trial. Attainders date back to …
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The Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and to other records relating to Parliament. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament. The Parliamentary Archives holds several million historical records relating to Parliament, dating from 1497.