Offences Against the Person Act 1828

The Buggery Act 1533, moved the issue of sodomy from the ecclesiastical courts to the state, was repealed and replaced by the Offences Against the Person Act 1828, streamlined penalties for assault, battery, rape, infanticide, attempted murder, manslaughter, and murder. Buggery remained punishable by death.


“The Buggery Act 1533.” The British Library, The British Library, 16 Dec. 2014,

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