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Court number one : the Old Bailey trials that defined modern Britain

Author: Thomas Grant, (Barrister)
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Court Number One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the venue of some of the most sensational human dramas ever to be played out in a criminal trial.

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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Grant, (Barrister)
ISBN: 9781473651616 1473651611
OCLC Number: 1084400206
Description: 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Spectacle --
The Camden Town Murder : R v Wood (1907) --
'The cult of the clitoris' : R v Billing (1918) --
Part II. Glamour --
Unnatural practices : R v Fahmy (1923) --
Poor little rich girl : R v. Barney (1932) --
Part III. War --
Haw-haw : R v Joyce (1945) --
Part IV. 'Christie done it' : R v Evans (1950) --
'It is obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him' : R v Ellis (1955) --
Part V. Politics --
'Equipment for a spy' : R v Martelli (1963) --
'Trial of the century' : R v Thorpe (1979) --
'No apologies and no regrets' : R v Randle and Pottle (1991) --
Part VI. Grief --
'There is no greater task for the criminal justice system than to protect the vulnerable' : R v Huntley and Carr (2003) --
Appendix I. The Old Bailey : a brief history from 1907 --
Appendix II. The criminal trial / by His Honour Judge Edward Bindloss.
Responsibility: Thomas Grant.

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