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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The individual selected in this ballad had a large family and was saved in the
nick of time , while saying his prayers , when a sail was spied to windward . The
version quoted was published in 1891 , in John Ashton ' s Collection of Real
This appeared in pamphlet form with a prose account of the incident , and ballads
of the execution of Joseph Laycock and ... A poem or ballad was composed by
Charles Harrison of Magdalene Street , Southampton , in 1884 ; it has not been ...
J . M . , 122 Courte Paille , " 141 , 267 ; " Driven from Home , " 84 ; ballad of the
Eliza , 99 ; ballad of the Essex , 125 – 26 , 316 - 17 ; " The Fatal Shore , " 112 ; "
The Female Cabin Boy , " 292 - 93 ; ballad of the Brig George , 117 , 313 - 15 ...
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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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