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Listen to the latest 'On the Record' podcast from The National Archives


4 May 2021

In the second episode in their mini-series on trial records, The National Archives look at the long and colourful history of trial by jury.

First, they explore the sensational Victorian case of two sailors who resorted to cannibalism after being stranded on the high seas.

Then a barrister and historian explains the origins of trial by jury, how juries have evolved over 600 years, and why it’s so important to understand their history.

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Up to: May 2021

Updated: 10 May 2021