Published date: 22 February 2013

A look at the pardoning process of the early 19th century, and some stories behind the petitions for mercy written on behalf of convicted criminals, found at The National Archives.

Briony Paxman is part of the Modern Domestic Records Team at Tha National Archives and has a particular interest in records related to education, the poor law, public health, crime and juvenile delinquency.

Chris Heather has worked at The National Archives for over 25 years and works with records concerning crime, prisoners, transportation and domestic history, 18th to mid-20th centuries.

Author: Briony Paxman and Chris Heather Duration: 00:43:35

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