skip to content
Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England

Author: Ken MacMillan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe serious, horrifying and often deeply personal stories of murder and attempted murder, infanticide, suicide, rape, arson,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MacMillan, Ken.
Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England.
New York : Routledge, 2015
(DLC) 2014037281
(OCoLC)890757107
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken MacMillan
ISBN: 9781315719801 1315719800 9781317517092 1317517091 9781317517085 1317517083 9781317517078 1317517075
OCLC Number: 905853946
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
The blood-thirsty papist --
The jealous mercer and the smitten lover --
The strange discovery of sundry murders --
The boy without any fear --
The minister's mutilation and murder --
The cock-a-doodle-doo miracle --
The death of a bawd --
The cripple's complaint and the strumpet's repentance --
The hog-keeper and her daughter --
The gentlewoman's unnatural crimes --
The unhappy litigant --
The life and death of a churlish knave --
The witches of faversham --
The baronet at the bar --
The child-killer of St. Olave --
The cavalier killer gets pressed --
The gardener's gallows reprieve --
The murderous siblings of monmouth --
The widow's murder --
The drover's suicide --
The roasted apprentice --
The ordinary's work --
The beastly highwaymen --
The fire in the garrett --
The penitent apprentice --
The common witch, goody buts --
The madness of Mary Philmore --
The french midwife's miserable moan --
The wicked life of captain Harrison --
The soldier and the magpie --
Glossary --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: edited by Ken MacMillan.

Abstract:

Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe serious, horrifying and often deeply personal stories of murder and attempted murder, infanticide, suicide, rape, arson, highway robbery, petty treason and witchcraft. These criminal cases reveal the fascinating complexities of early modern English society. The vivid depictions of these stories were used by the English church and state to describe the proper boundaries of behaviour, and the dangers that could result from the sins of avarice, apathy, vice or violence. Readers will learn about the public interest and involvement in crime and punishment and the way the criminal justice system was used to correct and deter criminal activity and restore social boundaries such as rank, gender, family, religion, and physical boundaries of person and property. Perfect for the student reader, this collection provides guided access to these exciting sources. Each transcription is modernized and annotated and is preceded by a brief discussion of key historical context and themes. Including an introductory essay on the topic of the English criminal justice system in the early modern period, as well as a glossary of key terms in English criminal law, this is an ideal introduction for students of crime and criminal justice in England.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This collection provides an excellent source book, which gathers together a wide range of primary sources on the history of crime and presents them in a highly accessible way that is particularly Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/905853946> # Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "905853946" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/364.1094209031/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/crime_england_history_17th_century> ; # Crime--England--History--17th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Place/england> ; # England.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/social_science_criminology> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Criminology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Event/1500_1699> ; # 1500-1699
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/crime_england_history_16th_century> ; # Crime--England--History--16th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/crime> ; # Crime
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description "Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The blood-thirsty papist -- The jealous mercer and the smitten lover -- The strange discovery of sundry murders -- The boy without any fear -- The minister's mutilation and murder -- The cock-a-doodle-doo miracle -- The death of a bawd -- The cripple's complaint and the strumpet's repentance -- The hog-keeper and her daughter -- The gentlewoman's unnatural crimes -- The unhappy litigant -- The life and death of a churlish knave -- The witches of faversham -- The baronet at the bar -- The child-killer of St. Olave -- The cavalier killer gets pressed -- The gardener's gallows reprieve -- The murderous siblings of monmouth -- The widow's murder -- The drover's suicide -- The roasted apprentice -- The ordinary's work -- The beastly highwaymen -- The fire in the garrett -- The penitent apprentice -- The common witch, goody buts -- The madness of Mary Philmore -- The french midwife's miserable moan -- The wicked life of captain Harrison -- The soldier and the magpie -- Glossary -- Bibliography."@en ;
    schema:description "Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe serious, horrifying and often deeply personal stories of murder and attempted murder, infanticide, suicide, rape, arson, highway robbery, petty treason and witchcraft. These criminal cases reveal the fascinating complexities of early modern English society. The vivid depictions of these stories were used by the English church and state to describe the proper boundaries of behaviour, and the dangers that could result from the sins of avarice, apathy, vice or violence. Readers will learn about the public interest and involvement in crime and punishment and the way the criminal justice system was used to correct and deter criminal activity and restore social boundaries such as rank, gender, family, religion, and physical boundaries of person and property. Perfect for the student reader, this collection provides guided access to these exciting sources. Each transcription is modernized and annotated and is preceded by a brief discussion of key historical context and themes. Including an introductory essay on the topic of the English criminal justice system in the early modern period, as well as a glossary of key terms in English criminal law, this is an ideal introduction for students of crime and criminal justice in England."@en ;
    schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Person/macmillan_ken> ; # Ken MacMillan
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2481865803> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/890757107> ;
    schema:name "Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England"@en ;
    schema:productID "905853946" ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=2005373> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=759484> ;
    schema:url <http://www.tandfebooks.com/isbn/9781315719801> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=971488> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/11038188> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=2005373> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517092> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517085> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517078> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781315719801> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/905853946> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Person/macmillan_ken> # Ken MacMillan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "MacMillan" ;
    schema:givenName "Ken" ;
    schema:name "Ken MacMillan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/crime_england_history_16th_century> # Crime--England--History--16th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Crime--England--History--16th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/crime_england_history_17th_century> # Crime--England--History--17th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Crime--England--History--17th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2481865803#Topic/social_science_criminology> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Criminology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Criminology"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781315719801>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1315719800" ;
    schema:isbn "9781315719801" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517078>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1317517075" ;
    schema:isbn "9781317517078" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517085>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1317517083" ;
    schema:isbn "9781317517085" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781317517092>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1317517091" ;
    schema:isbn "9781317517092" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/890757107>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/905853946> ; # Stories of true crime in Tudor and Stuart England
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.