Crime and Punishment in Victorian Edinburgh

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A selection of true crimes, punishments and court cases from Edinburgh in the Victorian era, giving a mixture of humorous, harrowing and strange accounts of Victorian crime in this city. More

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About Lynne Wilson

Lynne Wilson is the author of the books 'A Year in Victorian Edinburgh' and 'Crime & Punishment in Victorian Edinburgh'. Although Lynne's career has mainly consisted of scientific and research work, she has always had a strong interest in the social history of the Victorian era and has spent many years researching this topic. Having previously studied in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Lynne now lives in Stirling and writes about the history of these cities in her spare time. Lynne has also had two books published by The History Press: Murder & Crime in Stirling, and A Grim Almanac of Glasgow.

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Review by: Tom Kirby on Jan. 31, 2013 :
If you are looking for graphic descriptions of barbaric executions and torture, you won't find them here. However, the book does a good job of showing the difference in "justice" for the haves and the have-nots. It also gives you a look at one cases were being heard day-to-day, and not just the famous ones. It's a good book for fans of law and order through history.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
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