By Gregory Durston
Crime and the Metropolis—including Metropolitan crime, attitudes to crime and policing, motives for crime, and felony legislation and procedure.
Policing—including policing the city, constables, the watch, beadles, the position of the army, and the detection of crime.
Justice—including the magistracy and its paintings, methods of prosecution, trial within the reduce and better courts, and the penal regimes of the day.
A vibrant account, which captures the essence of the period.
‘Gregory Durston is to be congratulated on generating a huge paintings on crime and justice in eighteenth century London... treasures are contained in its 668 pages’: John Hostettler, criminal Historian and writer. learn the whole review
Gregory J Durston MA, DipL, LLM, PhD of the center Temple and Lincoln’s lodge, Barrister-at-Law used to be born and lives in London. He studied background for his first measure prior to turning to the legislation, and qualifying for the bar. He has taught in legislations faculties in England and Japan and is at the moment Reader in legislation at Kingston collage in Surrey.
By Paul Hurley
By Stefan Collini
figures mentioned are T.S. Eliot, Graham Greene, J.B. Priestley, C.S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, Nikolaus Pevsner, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Christopher Hitchens, and Michael Ignatieff. The essays discover the diversity of such figures' writings - anything that could get ignored or forgotten once they are treated
exclusively by way of their contribution to 1 validated or expert class corresponding to 'novelist' or 'historian' - whereas taking pictures their detailed writing voices and people oblique or implicit ways that they place or exhibit themselves when it comes to particular readerships, disputes, and traditions. those essays have interaction with contemporary biographies, collections of letters, and new versions of vintage works, thereby making a few of the culmination of contemporary scholarly study to be had to a
wider viewers. Collini has been acclaimed as the most fabulous essayists of our time, and this assortment exhibits him at his refined, perceptive, and trenchant most sensible. universal Writing will entice (and satisfaction) readers drawn to literature, heritage, and modern cultural
By M. González,N. Ashton
By Christopher Owen
The nice battle affected all people. At domestic there have been wounded squaddies in army hospitals, refugees from Belgium and afterward German prisoners of battle. there have been foodstuff and gasoline shortages and disruption to education. The function of girls replaced dramatically and so they undertook a number of paintings undreamed of in peacetime. in the meantime, males serving within the militia have been scattered everywhere. Extracts from modern letters demonstrate their heroism and provides insights into what it used to be like below conflict conditions.
By Sir George Nicholls
First released in 1854, this complete paintings charts over 3 volumes the background of bad aid in England from the Saxon interval via to the institution of the negative legislations modification Act in 1834 and its reception. This variation, up-to-date in 1898, additionally incorporates a biography of the writer, Sir George Nicholls. quantity I examines bad reduction from the Saxon interval to the reign of Queen Anne.
This set of books could be of curiosity to these learning the historical past of the British welfare country and social policy.
By Rhian E. Jones
The wave of unrest which happened in 1840s Wales, often called ‘Rebeccaism’ or ‘the Rebecca riots’, sticks out as a hit tale in the in most cases gloomy annals of well known fight and defeat. the tale is remembered in vibrant and compelling photos: assaults on tollgates and different symbols of perceived injustice through farmers and employees, outlandishly wearing bonnets and petticoats and led via the enduring nameless determine of Rebecca herself. The occasions shape a center a part of historic learn and remembrance in Wales, and often look in broader paintings on British radicalism and Victorian protest events. This e-book attracts on cultural historical past, gender experiences and symbolic anthropology to give clean and replacement arguments at the which means of Rebeccaite gown and formality; the importance of the female in protest; the hyperlinks among protest and pop culture; using Rebecca’s picture in Victorian press and political discourse; and the ways that the occasions and a twin of Rebecca herself have been built-in into politics, tradition and renowned reminiscence in Wales and past. these kind of points pay off higher attention than they've got but been accorded, and spotlight the relevance of Rebeccaism to British and ecu renowned protest – as much as and together with the current day.
By Timothy Jenks
analyzing where that naval symbols occupied in British wartime political tradition, Timothy Jenks argues that those have been extra correct to patriotic discourse than the more often than not explored 'apotheosis' of the Hanoverian monarchs. He establishes the centrality of public pictures of admirals to the 'victory tradition' and political adventure of the day, tracing efforts via teams around the political spectrum to speculate those figures with applicable political capital and modern which means. He engages with arguments bearing on renowned patriotism and the relative cohesiveness of British society. most significantly, the e-book establishes the centrality of naval symbolism to the political tradition of Georgian Britian. whilst, it finds the social practices and discourses that continuously interacted to delimit and restrain a number of initiatives ostensibly designed to foster patriotism and nationwide identity.
Patriotism used to be contested, this examine argues, instead of consensual, and British nationwide identification within the interval used to be contingent, an ambivalence the most important to the way during which naval symbols functioned.
By Janet Horowitz Murray,Myra Stark
The Englishwoman’s assessment, which released from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded an exceptional switch within the variety of percentages open to ladies. the best of the journal was once the belief of the rising emancipated middle-class lady: monetary independence from males, selection of career, participation within the male organizations of trade and govt, entry to raised schooling, admittance to the male professions, relatively drugs, and, in fact, the ability of suffrage equivalent to that of guys.
First released in 1985, this 7th quantity comprises concerns from 1874. With an informative advent through Janet Horowitz Murray and Myra Stark, and an index compiled through Anna Clark, this set is a useful source to these learning 19th and early twentieth-century feminism and the women’s flow in Britain.