Wicked Ladies : Provincial Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century English Justice System.

In recent years, much has been published on women, crime and justice in English history. However, for a variety of reasons, particularly the ready availability of source material for the capital, such research has tended to have an overwhelmingly Metropolitan focus. This book aims to redress the bal...

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Main Author: Durston, Gregory J.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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