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Coroners and their Courts

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on coroners and their courts in the 19th century covers the qualification for the officer of county coroner, appointment of county coroners, tenure, remuneration, and assistance. It then ... More


The Judicial Systems of France and England

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Frederick I's Reichslandfriede, the French kings' établissements (stabilimenta, statutes) and the ‘assizes’ of Henry II in England provided new procedures for the peaceful settlement of landholding ... More


HEROES OR VILLAINS?: Public Inquiries

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

While the initial public response to tragic events may be an outpouring of support and admiration for emergency workers, this support inevitably wanes and society begins to consider what might have ... More


Interrogation of Soeur Jacqueline De Sainte Euphémie (Pascal), Subprioress and Novice Mistress

in A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648316
eISBN:
9780226648347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The ecclesiastical interrogation of the Port–Royal nuns took place in two sessions in the summer of 1661: June 26–29, under the direction of Monsieur Louis Bail alone, and July 11–26, under the joint ... More


Spain's Role in Death on the Rock: March-April 1989

in A Stone in Spain's Shoe: The Search for a Solution to the Problem of Gibraltar

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232094
eISBN:
9781846317262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317262.018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the re–emergence of the issue of the shooting of three IRA suspects in Gibraltar. On 15 March 1989, following a ceremony at which twenty–two Spanish policemen were given awards ... More


Judging

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the coroners' inquests held from late December 1867 to early January 1868 to determine the cause of the New York Express derailment. Coroner J. I. Richards appointed an ... More


Jailbreak!: In which the remaining Brigade members free Sherman, shooting a police officer in the process

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bruce Seidel's death came as a shock. Members of the George Jackson Brigade had made a personal commitment to die for their cause, but they had not foreseen one of their own being killed so quickly. ... More


Inquests, Inquiries and Investigations

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter addresses how, for many survivor and family support groups, the quest for information and accountability often became legitimately focused on the responding authorities and the way in ... More


‘In Corona Populi’: Early Modern Coroners and their Inquests

K.J. Kesselring

in Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835622
eISBN:
9780191873195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835622.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 2 examines the coroner’s inquest, asking how homicides become known and categorized, and how this changed over the period. Coroners held an office that dated from the late twelfth century, ... More


Dark Passage In Search of Respite, 1319–22

Michael Penman

in Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300148725
eISBN:
9780300209280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148725.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes events in Robert Bruce's life, 1319–22. These include the Arbroath Declaration(s); Bruce's efforts to isolate his opponents in Scotland, forcing them finally to accept his ... More


The Situation

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter outlines the interests of the dukes of Brittany, the rulers of the crown of Aragon, and Vincent Ferrer's own Dominican order, whose support would be crucial in securing Ferrer's ... More


Shaping the Narratives of the Saint

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the experiences of those testifying at Vincent Ferrer's canonization inquests. Records from the three surviving canonization inquests afford a fair glimpse at the participants' ... More


Documenting Death:: Inquests, Governance and Belonging in 1890s Alexandria

Shane Minkin

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter uses the bureaucratic mechanisms around death – specifically, the process of British consular inquests - to demonstrate the contrasts between British authority and everyday lived ... More


Ideas of Kingship in the Preambles of Alfonso VIII’s Charters

Joseph F. O’Callaghan

in King Alfonso VIII of Castile: Government, Family, and War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284146
eISBN:
9780823286126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284146.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the surviving royal charters of Alfonso VIII of Castile, focusing on those preambles and other ancillary components that express ideas of kingship. The preambles to his ... More


Accident or on purpose? Neglect, incompetence, and unintentional killing

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Practitioners have always been liable to accusations of incompetence or neglect, but the New Poor Law exacerbated the pressures on medical men at the same time that expectations for their performance ... More


Despairing doctors: professional stress and suicide

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Newspaper reporting of inquests reveals 285 instances of medical men who killed themselves in the period 1800-1890. This chapter considers the motives and methods of medical suicides, and uses the ... More


A Winter Journey Leads to an Inquest: 1879

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts the controversy surrounding the mysterious disappearance of John Wesley Hillmon in 1879 at a Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, and the inquest that followed in the town of ... More


Death By Non-Vaccination

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on non-vaccination-related deaths, and considers the decision of coroners to hold inquests on unvaccinated children. It discusses the failure of public vaccinators to comply with ... More


Accidents in the News

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Victorian newspaper press capitalized on and contributed to what seemed to be an increase of accidents of all kinds. This chapter surveys the range of accidents preoccupying the Victorian press ... More


Sheriffs

J. W. W. Sabapathy

in Officers and Accountability in Medieval England 1170–1300

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199645909
eISBN:
9780191755897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645909.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Medieval History

The English crown's predominant interest in shrieval accountability as seen through an Exchequer optic prevented it from properly gauging the seriousness of other aspects of sheriffs' conduct. Before ... More


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