Katherine Royer’s new book, “The English Execution Narrative, 1200-1700” (2015) analyses the meanings behind the often gruesome executions carried out in the medieval and early modern period.
Throughout history, art depicting the law and justice helped to legitimise the power of the courts
I am participating on a round table discussion on this novel at a forthcoming conference, and have used my notes to write a review.
The worst book I have ever read.
Review: Tim Hitchcock & Robert Shoemaker’s “London Lives: Poverty, Crime, and the Making of the Modern City” (2015)
An excellently written account of the ways in which poor Londoners were instrumental in shaping the social policy of the British state between 1690 and 1800
Knight is the man who back in 1994 essentially rescued Robin Hood Studies from the seemingly never-ending quest to find a ‘real’ Robin Hood by shifting the discipline’s emphasis towards literary research.
I feel bad writing about something like this, like I’m betraying my eighteenth-century roots.