Coventry act

COVENTRY ACT, criminal law. The common name for the statute 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 1; it having been enacted in consequence of an assault on Sir John Coventry in the street, and slitting his nose, in revenge, as was supposed, for some obnoxious words uttered by him in parliament.
     2. By this statute it is enacted, that if any person shall, of malice aforethought, and by laying in wait, unlawfully cut or disable the tongue, put out an eye, slit the nose, cut off the nose or lip, or cut off or disable any limb, or member of any other person, with intent to maim or disfigure him, such person, his counsellors, aiders and abettors, shall be guilty of felony, without benefit of clergy. 4 Bl. Com. 207. This statute is copied by the act of the legislature of Pennsylvania, of April 22, 1794, s. 6, 3 Smith's Laws of Pa. 188; and the offence is punished by fine and imprisonment. For the act of Connecticut, see 2 Swift's Dig. 293.

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The six-piece Coventry act released their debut album in 1979 and split five years later in a Top Of The Pops dressing room.
Centre stage goes to a TV showing interviews with people from the city's musical past including Ray King, Pauline Black, Pete Waterman and The Enemy - the only Coventry act to get a No 1 album apparently.
As well as the TV stars there will be local talent performing, including Coventry act Satin Dolls, who have supported well-known bands the Feeling and the Subways, and Sammi and Sarah Tuson.
On Sunday, July 15, 2007, The Enemy made history by becoming the first Coventry act to top the album chart (straight in at No 1 as well) with We'll Live and Die in These Towns.
The last time a Coventry act charted was Taz and Stereo Nation with the single Laila in October 2001.
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The nightspot on Whitefriars Street launched the careers of numerous Coventry acts including The Specials, The Selecter and The Enemy but had fallen on hard times.