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Mercy and British Culture, 1760-1960

Mercy and British Culture, 1760-1960

Spanning over 2 centuries, James Gregory's Mercy and British Culture, 1760 -1960 provides a wide-reaching yet detailed overview of the concept of mercy in British cultural history. While there are many histories of justice and punishment, mercy has been a neglected element despite recognition as an important feature of the 18th-century criminal code.

Dr James Gregory (Plymouth University, UK)

  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • 9781350142589
  • 288 pages
  • Hardback
  • United Kingdom
  • British & Irish history

Eastwood