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When “Upperworld” and “Underworld” Meet: Social Class and Crime in “The Mysteries of London (1844-46)

15 March 2017

[The following is the text of a talk given at Lancaster University’s ‘Class and the Past Conference’ on 16 March 2017]. Introduction George William MacArthur Reynolds’...

Martina Chapanay (1800-1887): An Argentinian Female Robin Hood

9 March 2017

[Header Image: Courtesy of http://www.taringa.net/posts/info/15548586/Martina-Chapanay-La-Montonera-Federala.html%5D In this post, we turn to Argentina in the nineteenth century. On...

Indicted for Publishing FAKE NEWS!!! The Trial of Alexander Scott

3 March 2017

Given that the term “fake news” has recently been bandied around by some very prominent public figures on social media (hurled as a term of abuse at various media outlets,...

Book Review: “The Art of Law: Three Centuries of Justice Depicted” (2017)

23 February 2017

Stefan Huygebaert et al (eds.), The Art of Law: Three Centuries of Justice Depicted (Tielt: Lannoo, 2016), 205pp. ISBN9789401440417 RRP £20. This lavishly illustrated book is...