Social & Industrial History
Commune, Country and Commonwealth
The People of Cirencester, 1117-1643
Covering the centuries between Magna Carta and the English Revolution, and connecting local and national history, Rollison's social and political study focuses on Cirencester, a town that made significant interventions in national constitutional development.
The Monster Evil
Policing and Violence in Victorian Liverpool
Victorian Liverpool was an international port and the second city of the British Empire; it also had a notorious reputation as being a place of violence and crime. Archer explores the historical basis of that reputation; how the city was policed; and the reality of crime - as committed by men, women or juveniles - in Liverpool between 1850 and 1900.
Informal Justice in England and Wales, 1760–1914
The Courts of Popular Opinion
Examining ‘unofficial justice as visited upon malefactors by the collective actions of private citizens’, Stephen Banks gives a scholarly account of public shaming rituals, or ‘rough music’, and the punishments imposed for crimes such as wife-beating or informing.