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This newspaper account of the trial of William Arden, Benjamin Candler and John Doughty goes to great lengths to allude to 'crimes' of homosexuality that they have been tried and found guilty of – ‘The crime of which the prisoners had been found guilty, was too dreadful to reflect upon: it was of so horrible a nature, that in every page of the law it had been designated as an “offence not to be named by Christians”. It was of so deep a dye, of so damning a character, that the almighty had destroyed whole cities for the guilt of it.’

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