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Aristocratic ViceThe Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Donna T. Andrew

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: dueling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. It also discusses ... More

The Conquest of DeathViolence and the Birth of the Modern English State

The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Matthew Lockwood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Conquest of Death considers the concepts of violence and state power far more broadly and holistically than previous accounts of state growth by intertwining the national and the local, the ... More

Engines of TruthProducing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Wendie E Schneider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Engines of Truth explores the history of nineteenth-century British trial procedure from the novel viewpoint of efforts to control perjury. Perjury emerged as an acute problem in the Victorian era: ... More

The Fortunes of Francis BarberThe True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

Michael Bundock

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207101
eISBN:
9780300213904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207101.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This compelling book chronicles a young boy’s journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London’s literary world, and reveals the unlikely friendship that changed his life. Francis ... More

Indigenous LondonNative Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Coll Thrush

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300206302
eISBN:
9780300224863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206302.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides an imaginative retelling of London's history, framed through the experiences of Indigenous travelers who came to the city over the course of more than five centuries. London is ... More

Jack the Ripper and the London Press

Jack the Ripper and the London Press

L. Perry Curtis Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088724
eISBN:
9780300133691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088724.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was, of necessity, filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown, and Victorian journalists had little ... More

Macaulay and Son

Macaulay and Son

Catherine Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Thomas Babington Macaulay's “History of England” was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller defining a nation's sense of self, its triumphant rise to a powerfully homogenous nation built on a global ... More

The Marquess of QueensberryWilde's Nemesis

The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

Linda Stratmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173802
eISBN:
9780300194838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173802.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year ... More

Northern IrelandThe Reluctant Peace

Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Feargal Cochrane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178708
eISBN:
9780300194869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178708.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book looks at Northern Ireland's “Troubles” from the late 1960s to the present day. It explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian ... More

One Hot SummerDickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Rosemary Ashton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, this book ... More

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