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King's Bench

The King's Bench, as opposed to, The Common Bench, was initially where the King, with his advisors, would hear and decide on matters requiring his involvement. In some form it dates back to King Alfred. At first it could sit wherever the King happened to be but by 1421 it had settled permanently in Westminster Hall. In 1882 it moved to the Royal Courts of Justice in Strand. See also the King's Bench Prison.

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King's Bench

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Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

{Top plaque:} Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall...

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Sir Edwin Chadwick

Sir Edwin Chadwick

Born Lancashire but brought up in London. A friend of Jeremy Bentham, Bentham dying in his arms. Chadwick's major achievement was the 1842 publication of the Poor Law Commissioners' "Report on the ...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Marcus Grantham

Marcus Grantham

Member of Middle Temple. Father of Adrianne Uziell-Hamilton. Andrew Behan has established, from the 1939 England and Wales register compiled on the outbreak of WW2, that there was a Marcus Grantha...

Person, Law

1 memorial
Herman Wallace

Herman Wallace

In 1972 a prison guard was murdered in Angola Prison, Louisiana, USA, where Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox were prisoners.  Wallace and Woodfox were convicted of the murder; King w...

Person, Law, Race Issues, Tragedy, USA

4 memorials
Tothill Fields Prison

Tothill Fields Prison

Also known as Tothill Fields Bridewell, Westminster Bridewell and the Westminster House of Correction. It was one of the less severe places of incarceration, as one of the main punishments was not ...

Place, Law

2 memorials
Rt. Hon. George Denman

Rt. Hon. George Denman

George Denman was born on 23 December 1819 at 50 Russell Square, London, the fourth son of Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman of Dovedale, (1779-1854) and Theodosia Anne Denman née Vevers (1779-1852)....

Person, Law

1 memorial