Tales from the Hanging Court

Author(s): 
Hitchcock, Tim
Author(s): 
Shoemaker, Robert
ISBN: 
9780340913758
Date published: 
September 2007
Paperback
Price: 
£9.99

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.