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Tales from the hanging court

Author: Tim Hitchcock; Robert Brink Shoemaker
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press, 2006.
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From everyday customs to violent transgression, 'Tales from the Hanging Court' paints a vivid picture of what it was like to live in London 200 years ago, from the dark alleys to the glittering thoroughfares.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchcock, Tim, 1957-
Tales from the hanging court.
London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)741494700
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Hitchcock; Robert Brink Shoemaker
ISBN: 9780340913741 0340913746
OCLC Number: 70844426
Description: xx, 265 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Stop thief! --
Ye dogs, do you rob at this time o'day? --
Mother clap's molly house --
Thief-catcher general --
Sir John fielding's runners --
The Roundhouse --
The justice's parlour --
Mary cut-and-come-again --
A dismal prison --
Conclusion --
Pt. 2. Crimes of blood --
She came out through the casement window --
He was none the best of husbands --
He behaved honourably enough --
They set them to like two cocks --
Down with the Irish --
Pull down all the bawdy houses --
Newgate, a-hoy! --
Rejoicing to see the lights --
The monster --
Conclusion --
Pt. 3. The trial --
He was a frightful corpse --
Refusing to plead --
The Irish prosecutor --
Sarah Malcolm's defence --
A man of my age, character and way of life --
Marrying by whatever name they pleased --
Mr Garrow for the defence --
The hanging judge --
Conclusion --
Pt. 4. Crimes of greed, crimes of lust --
Something else doing --
A quiet assignation in Chelsea fields --
The gentleman highwayman --
The blackguard children --
Two handkerchiefs upon the counter --
The Macaroni Parson --
Conclusion --
Retribution --
Tyburn fair --
Exposed on the pillory --
The great escape --
To be devoured by savages --
Tools for a breakout --
Conclusion.
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Using real-life courtroom dramas from centuries past, the authors describe 18th century London in fascinating and often lurid detail  Read more...

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'I loved this book and found it utterly compelling.' Kathryn Hughes, author of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton 'Hitchcock and Shoemaker feel no need to jazz up this rich period detail to Read more...

 
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