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William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on those English exiles who, in one way or another, returned to their homeland during the long thirteenth century. Men and women convicted of felonies in the regular courts in ... More


Self-forgiveness: A Case Study

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 explores self-forgiveness. The notion of self-forgiveness — which many consider to be deeply suspect as if by a simple fiat one can forgive oneself for some past wrongdoing — can be ... More


Peace

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The law was feared but widely despised, and not just because of its inefficiency and cost: peace was a Christian obligation and litigation best avoided. Repression had its limits and the law ... More


Winding Up the Pilgrimage

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

At the first Doncaster meeting the gentry leadership of the Pilgrimage of Grace and the duke of Norfolk devised the means to disband the Pilgrims' army. At the second Doncaster meeting they went a ... More


The King’s Love For the North

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Robert Aske and the other Yorkshire gentry who spoke of Henry VIII's warmth to them, and his acceptance of the Doncaster settlement, would not have been so sanguine if they had been aware of a paper ... More


The Rebellions as Commons’ Revolts

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book argues that the rebellions of 1536-1537, the Lincolnshire revolt, the Pilgrimage of Grace, and the Captain Poverty risings in October, and the renewed risings in January and early February ... More


Epilogue: ‘to knit up this tragedy’

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The revolts that occurred in 1536-1537 in England during the reign of Henry VIII could have been triggered by the concern of a politically informed and devout society about the alleged projected ... More


Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Carolyn Strange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did the advent of the penitentiary and the ... More


Plenitude of Power in Practice: Preserving Justice while Infringing Rights

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

How the rulers of Milan contrived to disregard laws and rights while still maintaining a reputation for justice is addressed here. The Visconti reputation for justice is explored. The practical usage ... More


Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance during the 1520s: Erasmian Penitence

Ashley Null

in Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270218
eISBN:
9780191683954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270218.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In the 1530s, Thomas Cranmer rejected the notion that penitential acts helped a sinner become worthy of forgiveness because of Erasmus's teachings. According to Erasmus, true Christianity was drawn ... More


Playing the Law

Peggy Kamuf

in Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a review of some of the arguments in Derrida’s essay “Before the Law” regarding the relation of literature and the law, each one coming (to stand) before the other. This ... More


Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Victor Uribe-Uran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Fatal Pacts examines comparatively the history of over two hundred examples of spousal murder in the late colonial Spanish Atlantic. It deals with murders occurring during the last decades of ... More


The King’s Forgiveness: Earthly Intercessions and Legal Culture

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Looks at excuses murderers could use to reduce their sentences, in particular those derived from drinking and other mitigating factors. It examines also the favorable treatment granted to Indians, ... More


God’s Forgiveness: Heavenly Intercessions

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Examines legal mechanisms whereby the Catholic church sheltered spousal murderers and other criminals and the King acted as God’s proxy to extend pardon to criminals during the Catholic Holy Week. It ... More


“The Constitutional Executor of the Laws”

Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

in Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300194562
eISBN:
9780300213416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194562.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the law enforcement power of the Executive, and explains how the pardon power complements the president's control over law execution. The Constitution's grant of executive ... More


Election for Middlesex 1768

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Upon arriving in Britain in 1768, John Wilkes immediately submitted a request to the King for a pardon, which was left unanswered. Although Wilkes was tagged as an outlaw, no one tried or attempted ... More


Begging Pardon

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although Milton received two different kinds of pardons after the Restoration, scholars have not previously connected this experience to his depictions of pardons in Paradise Lost. This chapter ... More


A State Pardon: Sanctioned Violence under Nationalist Rule

Eugenia Lean

in Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247185
eISBN:
9780520932678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247185.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

On October 14, 1936, at two o'clock in the afternoon, the Nationalist government announced that it was granting Shi Jianqiao a pardon. Whereas political killings generated terror precisely because of ... More


Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Daniel Pascoe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198809715
eISBN:
9780191846991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809715.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

All five contemporary practitioners of the death penalty in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam—have performed executions on a ... More


Andrew Johnson and the End of Confiscation

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The succession of Andrew Johnson to the presidency in April 1865 produced a shift in the enforcement of the confiscation acts. Lincoln had implemented the acts conservatively with the willing ... More


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