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Practice at the Margins: the Old Bailey and the Colonies

David Lemmings

in Professors of the Law: Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207214
eISBN:
9780191677557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207214.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the origins and growth of a distinctive bar at the Old Bailey. It also shows that the inflation of costs and massive inequality ... More


The Law of Criminal Evidence

John H. Langbein

in The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

In addition to admitting defense counsel, English judges undertook a further effort to safeguard against the mounting dangers of 18th-century prosecutorial practice, by creating the law of criminal ... More


The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

John H. Langbein

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

The adversary system of trial, now the defining feature of Anglo-American criminal procedure, developed late in English legal history. For centuries, defendants were forbidden to have trial counsel. ... 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


A Political Age

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter places Ebenezer and Manoah Sibly in the dramatic political events of their day, especially the American and French Revolutions, and the Treason Trials of the 1790s. Ebenezer is ... More


Introduction

Carolyn A. Conley

in Debauched, Desperate, Deranged: Women Who Killed, London 1674–1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863038
eISBN:
9780191895562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863038.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines how the types of homicides women were accused of and the responses these women encountered in the courts and the press reflected and challenged prevailing gender norms. The primary ... More


Debauched, Desperate, Deranged: Women Who Killed, London 1674-1913

Carolyn A. Conley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863038
eISBN:
9780191895562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Contemporary studies have concluded that women are far less likely to kill than men and that when women do kill, they do so within the family. This book examines the evolution of this pattern in ... More


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