Ex-Classics Home Page

The Newgate Calendar - PETER ANNET


Convicted and pilloried for Blaspheming, in Michaelmas Term, 1762

PETER ANNET, a deist, upwards of seventy years of age, was indicted in the Court of King's Bench, at Westminster, in 1762, for being the author of divers blasphemous remarks on the five books of Moses.

The charge being fully proved, he was sentenced to be imprisoned one month in Newgate, and within that time to stand twice in and upon the pillory, once at Charing Cross and once at the Royal Exchange; to pay a fine to the King of six shillings and eightpence; then to be sent to Bridewell and kept to hard labour one year, and at the expiration thereof to find securities for his good behaviour during the remainder of his life, himself in one hundred pounds, and the sureties in fifty pounds each.


Previous Next

Back to Introduction