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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bloody Assizes.
 
The infamous assizes held by Judge Jeffreys in 1685. Three hundred were executed, more whipped or imprisoned, and a thousand sent to the plantations for taking part in Monmouth’s rebellion.   1
 


 Bloody (The).Bloody Bill. 

 
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