Victorians Against the Gallows

Victorians Against the Gallows

61 The Editor, 'Within and Without; a Story of Fashionable Life,' Random Readings for the Rail, the River, and the Road; the Field and the Fireside (London: Groombridge, 1854), ch.3, p. 15. 62 A.H. Elton, Below the Surface.

Author: James Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857730886

Category: History

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By the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the list of crimes liable to attract the death penalty had effectively been reduced to murder. Yet, despite this, the gallows remained a source of controversy in Victorian Britain and there was a growing unease in liberal quarters surrounding the question of capital punishment. Unease was expressed in various forms, including efforts at outright abolition. Focusing in part on the activities of the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment, James Gregory here examines abolitionist strategies, leaders and personnel. He locates the 'gallows question' in an imperial context and explores the ways in which debates about the gallows and abolition featured in literature, from poetry to 'novels of purpose' and popular romances of the underworld. He places the abolitionist movement within the wider Victorian worlds of philanthropy, religious orthodoxy and social morality in a study which will be essential reading for students and researchers of Victorian history.
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Random readings for the rail the river and the road

Random readings for the rail  the river and the road

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A Clerical Liberationist

A Clerical Liberationist

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Author: Robert M'Clure Woods

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Selections Grave and Gay

Selections Grave and Gay

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Night and the Soul

Night and the Soul

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

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The Athen um

The Athen  um

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Health

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The Cultivator Country Gentleman

The Cultivator   Country Gentleman

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