Provocative, full of insights into neglected phases of eighteenth-century social history, and at times profound. --J.H. Plumb, Observer
Close, meticulous scholarship, imagination, a joyous use of literary and 'qualitative' evidence ... and the driving force of commitment make it memorable. --Guardian
Immensely advances our understanding both of Hanoverian England and of the relationship between law and society in general. --Keith Thomas
About the Author
DOUGLAS HAY is Professor in Law and History at York University. His most recent book is Criminal Cases on the Crown Side of Kings Bench 1740-1800. PETER LINEBAUGH is a Professor of History at the University of Toledo. His books include The London Hanged. JOHN G. RULE was Professor of History at the University of Southampton until his retirement and is the author of Albions People. E. P. THOMPSO N was an English historian whose many books include The Making of the English Working Class. CAL WINSLOW is a Fellow in Environmental Politics at UC Berkeley and Director of the Mendocino Institute and co-editor of Rebel Rank and File.