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Shadow of the Gallows

Crime and Criminal Justice in and Around Newcastle Upon Tyne in the Eighteenth Century

By (author) Barry Redfern
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Imprint: Tyne Bridge Publishing
Published: 31st Jul 2003
Dimensions: w 158mm h 220mm d 12mm
ISBN-10: 185795176X
ISBN-13: 9781857951769
Barcode No: 9781857951769
Synopsis
Retired Police Superintendant Barry Redfern scrutinises crime on Tyneside during the eighteenth century, a time of violent crime and rough justice. He delves into crimes such as murder and highway robbery and the social conditions that provoked them. He investigates the trials, hangings, imprisonment, transportation and other punishments in this detailed and lively account. Tyneside reflects similar circumstances throughout Great Britain. Retired Police Superintendant Barry Redfern scrutinises crime on Tyneside during the eighteenth century, a time of violent crime and rough justice. He delves into theft of all kinds, murder and highway robbery and the social conditions that provoked them. He investigates the trials, hangings, imprisonment, transportation and other punishments in this detailed and lively account. Many original eighteenth century sources are used to piece together tales of criminals, crimes, prisons and courts of the period.

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