Daily Archives: April 20, 2019

April 20, 1818

On April 20, 1818, in England, the last trial by combat was claimed. In trial by combat, the defendant and the accuser face each other in a 60 foot square, after taking oaths against using witchcraft and sorcery. If the … Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment