Tragedy at Law
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Tragedy at Law


  • Author : Cyril Hare
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571288762


Tragedy at Law Book Description :

Tragedy at Law follows a rather self-important High Court judge, Mr Justice Barber, as he moves from town to town presiding over cases in the Southern England circuit. When an anonymous letter arrives for Barber, warning of imminent revenge, he dismisses it as the work of a harmless lunatic. But then a second letter appears, followed by a poisoned box of the judge's favourite chocolates, and he begins to fear for his life. Enter barrister and amateur detective Francis Pettigrew, a man who was once in love with Barber's wife and has never quite succeeded in his profession - can he find out who is threatening Barber before it is too late?...

Shakespeare  Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law

Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law


  • Author : Derek Dunne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137572875


Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law Book Description :

This book, the first to trace revenge tragedy's evolving dialogue with early modern law, draws on changing laws of evidence, food riots, piracy, and debates over royal prerogative. By taking the genre's legal potential seriously, it opens up the radical critique embedded in the revenge tragedies of Kyd, Shakespeare, Marston, Chettle and Middleton....

The Tragedy at Waco

The Tragedy at Waco


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Governmental investigations
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  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0081378267


The Tragedy at Waco Book Description :

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Cannibalism and Common Law
Score: 4
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Cannibalism and Common Law


  • Author : Brian Simpson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2003-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1852852003


Cannibalism and Common Law Book Description :

Cannibalism and the Common Law is an enthralling classic of legal history. It tells the tragic story of the yacht Mignonette, which foundered on its way from England to Australia in 1884. The killing and eating of one of the crew, Richard Parker, led to the leading case in the defence of necessity, R. v. Dudley and Stephens. It resulted in their being convicted and sentenced to death, a sentence subsequently commuted. In this tour de force Brian Simpson sets the legal proceedings in their broadest historical context, providing a detailed account of the events and characters involved and of life at sea in the time of sail. Cannibalism and the Common Law is a demonstration that legal history can be written in human terms and can be compulsive reading. ...

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom


  • Author : Marc O. DeGirolami
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674074156


The Tragedy of Religious Freedom Book Description :

Legal scholars expect to resolve religious dilemmas according to principles of equality, neutrality, or separation of church and state. But such abstractions fail to do justice to the clashing values in today’s pluralistic society. Marc DeGirolami explains why conflicts implicating religious liberty are so emotionally fraught and deeply contested....

Crimes That Changed Our World

Crimes That Changed Our World


  • Author : Paul H. Robinson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538102022


Crimes That Changed Our World Book Description :

Can crime make our world safer? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes “trigger” improvement in our lives. Crimes That Changed Our World explores some of the most important trigger cases of the past century, revealing much about how change comes to our modern world. The exact nature of the crime-outrage-reform dynamic can take many forms, and Paul and Sarah Robinson explore those differences in the cases they present. Each case is in some ways unique but there are repeating patterns that can offer important insights about what produces change and how in the future we might best manage it. Sometimes reform comes as a society wrestles with a new and intolerable problem. Sometimes it comes because an old problem from ...

MARION MARLOWE   S NOBLE WORK   The Tragedy at the Hospital

MARION MARLOWE S NOBLE WORK The Tragedy at the Hospital


  • Author : Grace Shirley
  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788829521111


MARION MARLOWE S NOBLE WORK The Tragedy at the Hospital Book Description :

It is 1900 and Marion Marlowe is now a nurse at the Charity Hospital. She had passed through many trials since she came to the city, acting the part of heroine on several occasions, yet each time withdrawing herself and her noble deeds as rapidly as possible into the background so as not to attract too much attention. Her sister, Dollie, has also moved into the city where she has found work as a secretary with a company of lawyers. An old friend Bert decides to visit Dollie and calls upon her at the office, where social calls are frowned upon. She finds Bert has been rescued from poverty and has been adopted by a wealthy gentleman, who offers him the world. He is in town to find Marion and intends proposing to her – now that he is being educated an...