35th year  -  N° 191                 Thursday, 9 July 2020         Antwerpen		
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Monday 27th of February 1730

290 years ago

Start of the trial against 65-year-old soldier and adventurer Francis Charteris aka The Rape-Master General for the rape of Anne Bond on 10 November 1729 in Old Bailey Criminal Court, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

The jury quickly found Charteris guilty. On 2 March, he was sentenced to death and held in Newgate Prison. On 10 April 1730 after a substantial campaign to pardon Charteris, joined by Anne Bond, King George II granted him a royal pardon.