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On 2 August 2022, Jaswant Singh Chail was charged with offences under section 2 of the Treason Act 1842, and also with making threats to kill and possessing an offensive weapon, a crossbow. He had been arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December, 2021 and was charged with "discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using any offensive matter or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm her Majesty".  On 3 February 2023 he pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey and, on 5 October 2023, he was sentenced to a total of nine years imprisonment for the three offences (including 44 months for the Treason Act offence), with an additional five years on extended licence.  Chail was the first person since 1981 to be convicted of an offence under a Treason Act.  He was widely reported by the media to have been convicted of treason, but the offence under section 2 is not treason but a lesser offence ("a high misdemeanour") which has a maximum sentence of seven years (the name of the 1842 act is because section 1, now repealed, was about treason). In general, treason law in Scotland remained the same as in England, except that when in England the offence of counterfeiting the Great Seal of the United Kingdom etc. (an offence under other legislation ) was reduced from treason to felony by the Forgery Act 1861, that Act did not apply to Scotland, and though in England since 1861 it has not been treason to forge the Scottish Great Seal,  in Scotland this remains treason today.  When the Scottish Parliament was set up in 1998, treason and treason felony were among the " reserved matters" it was prohibited from legislating about, ensuring that the law of treason remains uniform throughout Great Britain.
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Behind the famous rhyme lies a murderous conspiracy that goes far beyond Guy Fawkes and his ill-fated Gunpowder Plot . . . Women were excluded from this type of punishment and instead were drawn and then burned at the stake, until this was replaced with hanging by the Treason Act 1790 and the Treason by Women Act (Ireland) 1796.to direct an inquiry to be made into the state of education in the Principality of Wales especially into the means afforded to the labouring classes of acquiring a knowledge of the English language.’ Under the law of the United Kingdom, high treason is the crime of disloyalty to the Crown. Offences constituting high treason include plotting the murder of the sovereign; committing adultery with the sovereign's consort, with the sovereign's eldest unmarried daughter, or with the wife of the heir to the throne; levying war against the sovereign and adhering to the sovereign's enemies, giving them aid or comfort; and attempting to undermine the lawfully established line of succession. Several other crimes have historically been categorised as high treason, including counterfeiting money and being a Catholic priest. 
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Craies, William Feilden (1911). "Treason". In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol.27 (11thed.). Cambridge University Press. p.224. Ipsen, Erik (5 October 1994). " 'Kiss and Tell' Officer Draws Heaps of Scorn". The New York Times . Retrieved 20 February 2014. Treason the Musical is a musical drama that shines a brand-new light on the notorious gunpowder plot that saw the tension of a divided country end in an ambitious yet fateful plot to bring down both the monarchy and the government.Almost all treason-related offences introduced since the Treason Act 1351 was passed have been abolished or relegated to lesser offences. The Treason Act 1351, on the other hand, has not been significantly amended; the main changes involve the removal of counterfeiting and forgery, as explained above. For the state of the law today, see the Offences section above. Treason (Ireland) Act 1821 (extended provisions of the 1695 Act to Ireland and still applies today in Northern Ireland)