Examine the case of the prosecution and the defense. Then decide: Which side are you on?
How Important Are Confessions?
Samuel Coulson was an English merchant who was arrested and confessed under torture to his involvement in the plot to seize the castle. In the days before his execution while he was lying in chains he wrote a declaration of innocence in a psalm book that was later smuggled out to London. For the Prosecution, the psalm book proves nothing and does not alter the fact that he had already confessed. For the Defense, the existence of psalm book undermines the entire Dutch case for it shows that the English only confessed to avoid the torment of torture.