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The Resource Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840 : aggravated forms of the death penalty in England, Peter King, (electronic resource)

Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840 : aggravated forms of the death penalty in England, Peter King, (electronic resource)

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Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840 : aggravated forms of the death penalty in England
Title
Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840
Title remainder
aggravated forms of the death penalty in England
Statement of responsibility
Peter King
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the 'Bloody Code' and the resulting interactions around the 'Hanging Tree', they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system - the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon."--
  • "This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the 'Bloody Code' and the resulting interactions around the 'Hanging Tree', they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system - the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon."--
  • "This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in levels of penalty, played an important role within the broader capital punishment system well into the nineteenth century. While eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historians have extensively studied the 'Bloody Code' and the resulting interactions around the 'Hanging Tree', they have largely ignored an important dimension of the capital punishment system - the courts extensive use of aggravated and post-execution punishments. With this book, Peter King aims to rectify this neglected historical phenomenon."--
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1960-
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King, Peter
LC call number
HV8532.G8
LC item number
K56 2017
Series statement
Palgrave historical studies in the criminal corpse and its afterlife
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  • Punishment
  • Executions and executioners
Label
Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840 : aggravated forms of the death penalty in England, Peter King, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001956806
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 212 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781137513601
Lccn
2017944586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001956806
Terms governing use
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. CC BY 4.0
Label
Punishing the criminal corpse, 1700-1840 : aggravated forms of the death penalty in England, Peter King, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 'Hanging not punishment enough' : attitudes to aggravated forms of execution and the making of the Murder Act 1690-1752 -- Patterns of post-execution sentencing in England and Wales 1752-1834 : the Murder Act in operation -- Changing attitudes to post-execution punishment 1752-1834 -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001956806
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 212 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781137513601
Lccn
2017944586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001956806
Terms governing use
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. CC BY 4.0

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