« It's a Mystery » : the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in England, Canada and South Africa

  title={« It's a Mystery » : the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in England, Canada and South Africa},
  author={Robert Vicat Turrell},
  journal={Crime, history and societies},
  • R. Turrell
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Crime, history and societies
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