Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-century England

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Pantheon Books, 1975 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Illuminates the nature and social significance of crime in eighteenth-century England and reveals attitudes toward public hangings in London. Bibliogs

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Review: Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England

User Review  - Martin Empson - Goodreads

This recently republished collection of essays is essential reading for anyone trying to understand how the British criminal justice system evolved, and how it was moulded into a system that protected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kgwhitehurst - Goodreads

Although over 40 years old, therefore, dated, the essays still stand up well to critical reading. For a couple of them, like Cal Winslow's on smuggling in Sussex, they are the only game in town. in terms of local history, they're pertinent materials for further study. Read full review

Contents

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Property Authority and the Criminal Law 77
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The Tyburn Riot Against the Surgeons
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Copyright

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Douglas Hay is Professor in Law and History at York UniversiDouglas Hay is Professor in Law and History at York UniversiDouglas Hay is Professor in Law and History at York University. His books include "Criminal Cases on the Crown Side of Kty. His books include "Criminal Cases on the Crown Side of Kty. His books include "Criminal Cases on the Crown Side of King s Bench 1740-1800". ing s Bench 1740-1800". ing s Bench 1740-1800".

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