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
- 288 pages
- United Kingdom
- British & Irish history