Herefordshire, 1800 to 1860
9781843830184   Product Code: 45616
A major contribution to the historiography of 19th century crime, this book offers a new analysis of several important and controversial themes: the concept of social crime, petty crime and protest in the English countryside between 1800 and 1860. Based on primary source material from Herefordshire, the book covers topics such as the relation of poverty and crime, policing rural Herefordshire, sheep-stealing, criminal women and crop thieves, poaching and the game laws, and incendiarism and animal-maiming. No jacket.