Cannibalism and Common Law: A Victorian Yachting Tragedy
Bloomsbury Academic, 1994 - 353 páginas
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. This brilliant and fascinating book, a marvelous example of eareful historical detection, and first-class legal history, written by a master.
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But grand jurymen could in principle exercise independent judgment , and Baron
Huddleston was no doubt anxious lest the jury ( which could operate by majority )
might throw out the indictment for murder completely or accept only a charge of ...
This certainly was the expectation of James Read , the deputy clerk of assize at
Exeter . At some point after the conclusion of the trial , but before the special
verdict itself was engrossed , Baron Huddleston realized that he had made a
He asked for a copy of the shorthand note of the hearing , and the following
comical exchange took place : Baron Huddleston : Shorthand notes of what ? Mr .
Collins : Of the trial . Baron Huddleston : What do you want the shorthand notes of
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A look at all the different ways the legal system can interpret cannibalism for survival. Simpson profiles cases of frontier cannibalism, touching briefly on the Donner Party, then more extensively on ... Ler resenha completa
Sergeant Laverty Makes an Arrest
The Mignonette Goes Foreign
The Horrid Deed
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