Thomas Blood’s pardon as listed in the records of Lord Arlington, Secretary of State, 1 August 1671 (SP 44/34/110)
Pardon to Thomas Blood the Father of all Treasons, Misprisions of Treason, Murders, homicides, Felonyes, assaults, batteryes, & other offences w[ha]tsoever at any time since the 29th day of May 1660 com[m]itted by himselfe alone, or together w[it]h any other p[er]son or p[er]sons with the usuall Clauses. August 1st 1671.
Assaults: violent physical attacks
Batteryes: beatings, the unlawful striking of one person by another
Felonyes: serious crimes
Homicides: the killing of one person by another
Misprisions of Treason: keeping quiet about a treasonable act« Return to The King, the Crown and the Colonel
3. This is Thomas Blood’s pardon as listed in the records of Lord Arlington, Secretary of State, 1 August 1671.
- Why do think that Thomas Blood was described as ‘the father of Treasons’?
- What were the terms of Thomas Blood’s pardon?
- Why was Thomas Blood pardoned? Give your own reasons