The Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History

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Robson, 2001 - Law - 321 pages
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The Law's Strangest Cases covers the Mediaeval days of trial by ordeal or battle, to death by ducking stool, burning at the stake, or similar, right up to today's worst excesses of litigation. As well as the more well-known gruesome murder cases, Peter Seddon delves into all legal disciplines such as crime, libel, negligence and unfair dismissal, to find bizarre goings on through five litigious centuries.

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User Review  - Jenn.S - LibraryThing

An interesting read. Certainly nothing you can't find to read about online these days, but at least it was well written. Most of the cases were centered in the UK and it contained quite a few terms ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

David Green is Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Contemporary Art at Brighton University.
Peter Seddon is Deputy Head of the School of Arts and Communication at Brighton University.

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