Tales from the Hanging Court by Tim Hitchcock
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Tales from the Hanging Court
By Tim Hitchcock

Tales from the Hanging Court

By (author) See other recent books by Tim Hitchcock See other recent books by Bob Shoemaker
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $39.99
Your Price: $35.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.80 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Tales from the Hanging Court by Tim Hitchcock

Book Description

Tales from the Hanging Court draws on published accounts of Old Bailey trials from 1674-1834, a rich seam of social, political and legal history. Through these compelling true stories of theft, murder, rape and blackmail, Hitchcock and Shoemaker capture the early history of the judicial system and the colourful, vibrant and sometimes scandalous world of pre-industrial London: 'This was a time when an orphan could live for a week by stealing a single handkerchief, but be hanged for less; when stocks and pillories were still in use, duels were still fought, and the medieval punishment of 'pressing' to death -- spreadeagled on the ground and poled with heavy weights -- was still on the statute books; when your jailer could invite you upstairs for a beer or leave you in an airless dungeon with no water on a whim; when you might be murdered in your bed for some linen or a silver tankard ...' Time Out In its heyday the court was a soap opera of intrigue, sensation and murky goings on where authors such as Dickens and Defoe would go for inspiration. Thieves and murderers were often caught by members of the public and prosecutions brought by victims. Hitchcock and Shoemaker chart an increasingly sophisticated society taking crime and punishment away from the anarchy of the London mob to put it into a court where a judge and jury meted out justice. The authors paint a vivid picture of a flourishing city where market capitalism and Enlightenment thinking battled to impose order on the chaotic crime that accompanied Britain's economic miracle.

Buy Tales from the Hanging Court book by Tim Hitchcock from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780340913758
ISBN-10: 0340913754
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Tim Hitchcock

London Lives by Tim Hitchcock London Lives, Paperback (December 2015)

This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world.

Pathfinder Adventure Path by Tim Hitchcock Pathfinder Adventure Path, Paperback (January 2015)

Numeria's capital city of Starfall sprawls in the shadow of the region's most infamous ruin, Silver Mount. Here, the nation's sadistic Technic League and the Black Sovereign rule the land and control access to dangerous technological wonders, including the mysterious Silver Mount itself. This roleplaying game is suitable for 13th-level characters.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting:Castles of the Inner Sea by Tim Hitchcock Pathfinder Campaign Setting:Castles of the Inner Sea, Paperback (July 2013)

Provides an overview of six of Golarion's storied citadels, bastions that might serve as the setting of entire adventures, homes to allies and enemies, or the headquarters of the land's capable adventurers.

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Reign of Winter by Tim Hitchcock Pathfinder Adventure Path: Reign of Winter, Paperback (May 2013)

On the trail of Baba Yaga, the heroes find themselves transported to the barbaric land of Iobaria on the far-off continent of Casmaron. They must explore three ancient, mystically linked dungeons in search of more clues to the fate of the Queen of Witches, while contending with savage centaurs and demon - worshiping frost giants.

» View all books by Tim Hitchcock

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tales from the Hanging Court book by Tim Hitchcock and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Tim Hitchcock

Robert Shoemaker and Tim Hitchcock are the Editors of the online proceedings of the Old Bailey archives.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Tim Hitchcock close
London Lives by Tim Hitchcock
London Lives by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Adventure Path by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Campaign Setting:Castles of the Inner Sea by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Adventure Path: Reign of Winter by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Module by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Player Companion: Dragon Empires Primer by Tim Hitchcock
Pathfinder Adventure Path: Carrion Crown by Tim Hitchcock
Tales from the Hanging Court by Tim Hitchcock
English Sexualities, 1700-1800 by Tim Hitchcock
Chronicling Poverty by Tim Hitchcock
»
Recent books by Bob Shoemaker close
Tales from the Hanging Court by Bob Shoemaker
Tales from the Hanging Court by Bob Shoemaker
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close