Oyer and Terminer – The Beginning of the End?

| April 24, 2010

Oyer and Terminer – The Beginning of the End?

On this day in history, the 24th April 1536, Sir Thomas Audley, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor and Thomas Cromwell’s right hand man, set up two commissions of oyer and terminer at Westminster. What’s an oyer and terminer? Here is the definition of “oyer and terminer” from wikipedia:- “Oyer and terminer is a term originating in […]