Sentence Examples with the word arson

There was more arson and blackmailing than murder, though some prominent persons perished, such as the judge, Sir John, and the prior of Bury.

Even if there was any arson (which is very doubtful, for no one had any reason to burn the houses--in any case a troublesome and dangerous thing to do), arson cannot be regarded as the cause, for the same thing would have happened without any incendiarism.

As compared with the earlier assize it prescribes greater severity of punishment for criminal offences; arson and forgery were henceforth to be crimes about which the jurors are to enquire; and those who failed at the ordeal were to lose a hand as well as a foot.

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Thus, a man guilty of arson was burned alive.