The popular indignation at such scandalous miscarriages of justice rendered a change in the composition of the courts imperative.
Trial by jury has been introduced; but as natives are not allowed to act as jurymen this has often led to serious miscarriages of justice and to excessive severities.
Two miscarriages and the failure to produce the requisite male heir linked her in Henrys mind and in misfortune to Catherine; unlike Catherine she was unpopular and not above suspicion.
That Pitt did not join them is one of the many fatal miscarriages of history, as it is one of the many serious reproaches to be made against that extraordinary man's chequered and uneven course.
The subsequent acquittals highlight the grievous miscarriages of justice.