A History of Infanticide in Britain, C. 1600 to the Present

A History of Infanticide in Britain, C. 1600 to the Present

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This work provides a detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era for the very first time. It examines continuity and change in the nature and characteristics of new-born child murder in Scotland, England and Wales over a chronology of more than four centuries. Alongside offering a comparative analysis of the types of individuals suspected of the offence, and a detailed appreciation of the different ways in which the crime was carried out, the work also exposes the broad nexus of causal factors which underpinned its enactment. In addition, the work investigates the evolving attitude in social, medical and legal contexts to the killing of young infants in Britain over a substantive time period. Thus the work as a whole is both compelling and innovative as it provides the reader with much more than a mere history of infanticide. The book also contributes much to our understanding of criminal history, gender history, legal history, medical history and social history in its analyses of the different contexts allied to the offence. It does this also through its exploration of the complex characteristics of accusers, commentators and perpetrators across cultures, borders and time.Bastardy and its Comparative History: Studies in the History of Illegitimacy and Marital Nonconformism in Britain, France, Germany, ... Galley, J. (2007) a#39; Infanticide in the American Imagination, 1860a€“1920a#39; (Unpublished PhD Thesis, Temple University) Jones, E.L. (2007) ... Wales, Crime and Punishment Database , 1730a€“1830: http://www. llgc.org.uk/sesiwn_fawr/index_s.htm Parliamentary Papers Online:anbsp;...

Title:A History of Infanticide in Britain, C. 1600 to the Present
Author: Anne-Marie Kilday
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-06-14

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