Judge Jeffreys of the "Bloody Assizes" (England, 1685)

Was his reputation as an egregious courtroom bully deserved?

Copyright 2003 by Hugo S. Cunningham

First posted 20030215
trivial update 20050507

Sir George Jeffreys, Recorder of London 1678-80.
Painting by an unknown artist. (National Portrait Gallery)
Source of photo -- frontispiece of P. J. Helm, Jeffreys. We scanned the head only from a 3/4 length seated portrait.


Brief biographical summaries of Judge Jeffreys
The historical context (1658-1688)

Conflicting views on the "Bloody Assizes" (1685)

Biographical summaries

The Historical Context (1658-1688)

Conflicting views of Judge Jeffries and the "Bloody Assizes"

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