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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User Review  - elimatta - LibraryThing

The most influential legal history work of the second half of the twentieth century. Changed the discipline and helped to draw historians and legal academics closer to one another. The key essay is by Douglas Hay, "Property, Authority and the Criminal Law". Every lawyer should read it. Read full review

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Crucial work to the understanding and appreciation of the treatment of crime in 18th Century England. Douglas Hay, E.P. Thomson and Peter Linebaugh are essential to the subject. Read full review

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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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