The practice of lying
By this act of perjury a verdict of " guilty " was procured from the jury.
Howard's perjury is clear from other witnesses, but the evidence was accepted.
His successes were won not only by military and political ability, but also by the most absolute unscrupulousness, neither flagrant perjury nor the basest treachery being disdained.
He would probably have saved his life but for the perjury of Lord Howard.
The charge of perjury at once collapsed and was withdrawn on January 6th, the opening of the grave definitely putting an end to the story of an identity between the two men.
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