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1 June 1658: Lord Mordaunt, whose wife was a diarist,...

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1 June 1658

Lord Mordaunt , whose wife was a diarist, was tried for his life by the High Court of Justice in London.

17 November 1922: Feminist and suffragist Helena Normanton...

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17 November 1922

Feminist and suffragist Helena Normanton (1882-1957) became the the second woman called to the English bar; she was the first woman to practise as a barrister in the High Court of Justice .

26 July 1988: The Adoption Act of Ireland allowed the High...

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26 July 1988

The Adoption Act of Ireland allowed the High Court to authorise adoption of legitimate children whose parents failed in their parental duty for physical or moral reasons.


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