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.
Their testimony in this respect is the better understood when we bear in mind the large amount of perjury in the law courts, and profane swearing in general which prevailed at the time when the Society took its rise.
He would probably have saved his life but for the perjury of Lord Howard.
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.