Originally published in 1764, this publication is a collection of the most remarkable trials for murder, treason, rape, sodomy, highway robbery, piracy, burglary, perjury, forgery and other crimes of 18th century England. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Part sensationalist crime literature, part police and witness reports, and part accounts of judicial proceedings, these four volumes were originally published in 1764 and cover over sixty years of crimes in England, from 1700 to 1764. It is a collection of the most remarkable trials for murder, treason, rape, sodomy, highway robbery, piracy, house-breaking, perjury, forgery and other crimes and misdemeanors. Not only do the volumes make fascinating reading, they also give a remarkable insight into issues that are still pertinent today, such as the effectiveness of trial by jury, the extent of a judge's power in court, and the role gender plays in getting a fair trial or being treated as a reliable witness. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1996.
Book — xxiv, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Bishop Thomas de Lisle was leader of a local gang of thugs who terrorised the people of East Anglia. This book tells his story, creating a picture of his activities, and exploring the motives for De Lisle's involvement in crime. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
1. Introduction Norma Landau-- Part I. Law:
2. Dread of the Crown Office: the magistracy and King's Bench 1740-1800 Douglas Hay--
3. The trading justice's trade Norma Landau--
4. Impressment and the law in eighteenth-century Britain Nicholas Rogers-- Part II. Crime:
5. 'Press gangs are better magistrates than the Middlesex justices.' Young offenders, press gangs and prosecution strategies in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England Peter King--
6. Making the 'bloody code'? Forgery legislation in eighteenth-century England Randall McGowen--
7. Mapping the criminal law: Blackstone and the categories of English jurisprudence David Lieberman-- Part III. Society:
8. After Somerset: Mansfield, slavery and the law in England, 1772-1830 Ruth Paley--
9. Religion and the law: evidence, proof and 'matter of fact' 1660-1700 Barbara Shapiro--
10. The press and public apologies in eighteenth-century London Donna Andrew--
11. Origins of the factory acts: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802 Joanna Innes.
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This book examines how the law was made, defined, administered, and used in eighteenth-century England. A team of leading international historians explore the ways in which legal concerns and procedures came to permeate society and reflect on eighteenth-century concepts of corruption, oppression, and institutional efficiency. These themes are pursued throughout in a broad range of contributions which include studies of magistrates and courts; the forcible enlistment of soldiers and sailors; the eighteenth-century 'bloody code'; the making of law basic to nineteenth-century social reform; the populace's extension of law's arena to newspapers; theologians' use of assumptions basic to English law; Lord Chief Justice Mansfield's concept of the liberty intrinsic to England; and Blackstone's concept of the framework of English law. The result is an invaluable account of the legal bases of eighteenth-century society which is essential reading for historians at all levels. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2013. New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan
Book — x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
The case of the "cult of the clitoris" : treachery, patriotism and English womanhood
Butterfly women, "Chinamen", dope fiends and metropolitan allure
The tribulations of Edith Thompson : sexual incitement as a capital crime
Mme Fahmy's vindication : orientalism, miscegenation fears and female fantasy
"Hunnish scenes" and a "virgin birth" : the contested marriage and motherhood of a curious modern woman
Modern women on trial looks at several sensational trials involving drugs, murder, adultery, miscegenation and sexual perversion in the period 1918-24. The trials, all with young female defendants, were presented in the media as morality tales, warning of the dangers of sensation-seeking and sexual transgression. The book scrutinises the trials and their coverage in the press to identify concerns about modern femininity. The flapper later became closely associated with the 'roaring' 1920s, but in the period immediately after the Great War she represented not only newness and hedonism, but also a frightening, uncertain future. This figure of the modern woman was a personification of the upheavals of the time, representing anxieties about modernity, and instabilities of gender, class, race and national identity. This accessible, extensively researched book will be of interest to all those interested in social, cultural or gender history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press, 2006.
Book — xx, 265 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
From everyday customs to violent transgression, Tales from the Hanging Court paints a fascinating and vivid picture of what it was like to live in London 250 years ago, from the dark alleys to the glittering thoroughfares. Drawing on the Old Bailey archives from 1674 to 1834 the authors recreate the real-life and death dramas on which Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding and Charles Dickens based their novels. The authors uncover the traditions - and aberrations - that coloured daily life in a society where it was easier to witness an execution than to attend the theatre. (source: Nielsen Book Data)