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An execution outside Newgate Prison, early 19th century
James Pratt (1805–1835)<ref name="OldBaileyProceedings" /><ref name="MorningPost28Nov1835">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=news }}</ref> also known as John Pratt, and John Smith (1795-1835)<ref name="OldBaileyProceedings" /><ref name="MorningPost28Nov1835" /> were two London men who, in November 1835, became the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.<ref name="Cook109">Cook et al (2007), p.109</ref> Pratt and Smith were arrested in August of that year after being observed having sex in the room of another man, William Bonill.

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