Sedition Charge "Medieval" Counsel Argues

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Title

Sedition Charge "Medieval" Counsel Argues

Subject

monarchy, monarchist, anti-monarchist, anti-monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II, communist, communism, Communist Review, treason, sedition, common law, medieval justice

Description

Three members responsible for an anti-monarchist article in the 'Communist Review' are on trial for sedition. Their defence counsel argues that such charges are 'medieval' and out of step with modern life. The article claims that Queen Elizabeth II betrayed her oath to her people by surrounding herself with wealthy courtiers. Their lawyers invoked common law to protect the printer of the publication as he did not write the article.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18381785

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

Sat 22 April 1953

Rights

Public domain

Format

Article

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper article

Citation

“Sedition Charge "Medieval" Counsel Argues,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 17, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/241.