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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Murder in the Tower

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ISBN13: 9780754604709
ISBN: 0754604705
Published: March 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
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In 1730 a set of State Trials was published, containing reports, usually verbatim, of many criminal and other important trials, along with related material. The series reports some 200 cases from the late-14th to the early-18th centuries, and consists of six volumes, each running to several hundred pages. This text comprises selected cases from this series, all taken from the 17th or very early-18th centuries; all, apart from the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, from the post-Restoration period. Almost all the cases recounted here were criminal trials.

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The impoisonment of Sir Thomas Overbury; the Princess and the perjuror; the bawdy house riots; a tavern brawl - the trial of Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery; a most unusual elopement - the trial of Lord Grey of Werk; the Rye House plot; an Irish interlude; a crime of passion - the trial of Lord Mohun; the Old King's Head conspiracy; the voyage of the ""Charles the Second""; the voyage of the ""Loyal Clencarty"" - the trial of Captain Thomas Vaughan; a duel in the dark; the barrister and the Quaker - R v. Cowper, Stephens, Rogers and Marson; Captain Kidd and the ""Adventure Galley""; scratching a witch.