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The Annually Elected Officials: Mayor and Sheriffs

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.07
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The most important officers in medieval London were the mayor and the two sheriffs who were elected every year. This chapter examines how these offices emerged and how their control was wrested by ... More


Resisting the New Police

UPAMANYU PABLO MUKHERJEE

in Crime and Empire: The Colony in Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Crime

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261055
eISBN:
9780191717475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261055.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that the lack of consensus on new policing resulted in the strengthening of the fractures present in the writing of crime from the earliest reformist days. Since the British ... More


Twisting the Newgate Tale: Popular Culture, Pleasure and the Politics of Genre

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses popular culture, pleasure, and the politics of genre. The term ‘Newgate’ refers to the famous prison destroyed by fire in 1780 and to The Newgate Calendar; or, The Malefactors' ... More


The Subject of the Newgate Novel: Crime, Interest, What Novels Are About

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a central moment in the development of moral narrative practices—one that is, at the same time, a moment in the coming into being of “the Victorian novel.” Looking at Charles ... More


Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes Mrs. Rudd's writings of her life. It notes that Mrs. Rudd wrote the first version of her life, her “Case”, just after her arrest in February. It adds that after the brothers' ... More


The Prison as Garden, 1796–1804

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the fifteen convicts from Newgate Prison who made a “daring escape” across the Hudson River to New Jersey. New York State legislators responded by establishing an armed guard ... More


The Furnace of Affliction, 1805–1823

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.6
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on an anonymous dialogue published in Sword of Justice, Wielded by Mercy. It was between Newgate prison inspectors and an inmate about to be released. Reflecting on the sentence ... More


Close Confinement: John Thelwall and the Romantic Prison

John Bugg

in Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Studying three prison poets of the 1790s (John Thelwall, James Montgomery, and John Augustus Bonney), this chapter investigates the significance of incarceration for Romantic-era culture. The prison ... More


The First Fagin

Alan Rosenthal

in The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993023
eISBN:
9781526109804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates the making of the feature docudrama “The First Fagin.” It is the story of a Jewish receiver of stolen goods who lived in London in 1820 and was thought to have been the ... More


The Newgate Novel

Heather Worthington

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the development of the Newgate novel, so called because the characters of its stories might have been found in the pages of Newgate Calendars, a collection of criminal ... More


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