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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 8: Chapter 16 Summary

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Book 8: Chapter 16 Summary

The court of the Old Bailey, Oct. 20, 1714

Jack Shaftoe is found guilty of high treason and sentenced to hang by the neck, then drawn and quartered until he dies.

Book 8: Chapter 16 Analysis

The magistrate is in a foul mood and believes the coronation of the king should have been made a public holiday so all can enjoy the festivities. He feels that Jack, who he does not know, deserves the worst punishment he can administer.

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