9780754604709

Murder in the Tower: and Other Tales from the State Trials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754604709

  • ISBN10:

    0754604705

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Murder in the Tower consists of fifteen chapters, each giving an account of a different 17th-century criminal trial. Each case is based on information taken from a collected volume of state trials originally published in the early 18th century. The cases are chosen for their national political importance, or for the light they can shed on wider social issues.

Author Biography

Alan Wharam lectured at the Leeds College of Commerce and the Leeds Polytechnic Law School until he retired in 1988.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations x
Introduction 1(9)
The Impoisonment of Sir Thomas Overbury
10(25)
The Princess and the Perjuror
35(8)
The Bawdy House Riots
43(11)
A Tavern Brawl: The Trial of Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery
54(10)
A Most Unusual Elopement: The Trial of Lord Grey of Werk
64(18)
The Rye House Plot
82(67)
The Plot
82(9)
The Trials of Thomas Walcot, William Hone and William, Lord Russell
91(6)
The Trials of John Rouse and William Blague
97(5)
The Trial of Colonel Algernon Sidney
102(5)
The Aftermath of the Rye House Plot
107(11)
Murther in the Tower: 13 July 1683 - The Death of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex
118(31)
An Irish Interlude
149(4)
A Crime of Passion: The Trial of Lord Mohun
153(11)
The Old King's Head Conspiracy
164(26)
The Voyage of the Charles the Second
190(8)
The Voyage of the Loyal Clencarty: The Trial of Captain Thomas Vaughan
198(10)
A Duel in the Dark
208(8)
The Barrister and the Quaker: R. v. Cowper, Stephens, Rogers and Marson
216(17)
Captain Kidd and the Adventure Galley
233(6)
Scratching a Witch
239(16)
Appendices 255(12)
Index 267

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