A man, named London, at Coventry, was lately sentenced to two years solitary confinement for Bigamy. They certainly have allowed him time for repentance; but as this is an offence and growing magnitude, might it not have been wise to render the punishment proportionable terrible, and locked up his three wives with him?I shall refrain from any further comment...
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
A Report of Bigamy
Whilst doing a little research recently I cam across a marvellously pithy bit of journalism. From the Portsmouth Telegraph or Mottley's Naval and Military Journal, 5th May 1800, the gentlemen of the press give us their take on the matter of a suitable punishment for bigamy.