A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, Vol. 5 of 21

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, Vol. 5 of 21

Author: T. B. Howell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0259288632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, Vol. 5 of 21: With Notes and Other Illustrations; 2-13 Charles II, 1650-1661 On Friday, he was again convented, and de livered in his Narrative to the lord-president, and the House But business happening, dc taining the other two examiners, he was by the President returned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Royal Throne of Mercy and British Culture in the Victorian Age

The Royal Throne of Mercy and British Culture in the Victorian Age

Author: James Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350142442

Category: History

Page: 288

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In the first detailed study of its kind, James Gregory's book takes a historical approach to mercy by focusing on widespread and varied discussions about the quality, virtue or feeling of mercy in the British world during Victoria's reign. Gregory covers an impressive range of themes from the gendered discourses of 'emotional' appeal surrounding Queen Victoria to the exercise and withholding of royal mercy in the wake of colonial rebellion throughout the British empire. Against the backdrop of major events and their historical significance, a masterful synthesis of rich source material is analysed, including visual depictions (paintings and cartoons in periodicals and popular literature) and literary ones (in sermons, novels, plays and poetry). Gregory's sophisticated analysis of the multiple meanings, uses and operations of royal mercy duly emphasise its significance as a major theme in British cultural history during the 'long 19th century'. This will be essential reading for those interested in the history of mercy, the history of gender, British social and cultural history and the legacy of Queen Victoria's reign.

Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640–1760)

Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640–1760)

Author: Dawn Archer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027294432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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This book belongs to the rapidly growing field of historical pragmatics. More specifically, it aims to lend definition to the area of historical sociopragmatics. It seeks to enhance our understanding of the language of the historical courtroom by documenting changes to the discursive roles of the most active participant groups of the English courtroom (e.g. the judges, lawyers, witnesses and defendants) in the period 1640–1760. Although the primary focus is on questions and answers, this book also analyses the use of eliciting and non-eliciting devices (e.g. requests and commands) as a means of demonstrating similarities and differences over time. Particular strengths of this work include the study of different types of trial, making the results potentially more representative of the courtroom in general, and the innovative discourse analytic approach, which blends corpus methodology and sociopragmatic analysis, thereby enabling the quantitative analysis of functional phenomena.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Author: Frank O. Bowman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481052

Category: Law

Page: 481

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Explains impeachment from its English roots through 250 years of American constitutional experience, including the case against President Trump.

Sex: Lessons From History

Sex: Lessons From History

Author: Fern Riddell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473666276

Category: History

Page: 368

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Out now: the new book by Dr Fern Riddell, a powerful and entertaining history of sex. __________ These are the facts: throughout history human beings have had sex. Sexual culture did not begin in the sixties. It has always been celebrated, needed, wanted and desired part of what it means to be human. So: what can learn by looking at the sexual lives of our ancestors? What does it tell us about our attitudes and worries today, and how can the past teach us a better way of looking forward? In this wide-ranging and powerful new history of sex, Dr Fern Riddell will uncover the sexual lives of our ancestors and show that, just like us, they were as preoccupied with sexual identities, masturbation, foreplay, sex, deviance; facing it with the same confusion, joy and accidental hilarity that we do today. Sex: Lessons from History is a revealing and fascinating look at how we've always been obsessed with how sex makes us who we are. __________