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The Queen’s Proctor: An Inquisitorial Experiment

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the new Divorce Court, concerns about perjury regarding matters as delicate as adultery prompted the re-invention of the Queen’s Proctor in 1860. If the Queen’s Proctor discovered upon ... More


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


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