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“Woe unto those who know not how to syllabificate”: The Languages of Medieval...

Posted by Sara M. Butler, 9 November 2018. When John of Salisbury (ca. 1115-1180) decried the dishonesty of lawyers in his... • posted 10 days ago

Slavery and Cartwright’s Case before Somerset

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 10 October 2018. The case of James Somerset in 1772 is one of the most celebrated episodes... • posted 40 days ago

Execution Delayed: Some Scottish Examples

By Cassie Watson; posted 23 September 2018. Crime historians are familiar with some of the more widely reported cases of... • posted 57 days ago

From Blue Lobsters to Friendly Giants: Visual Representations of the Police, c.1840–1880

Guest post by Jane M. Card; 27 August 2018. Images from the past are never to be taken at face value since, made according... • posted 84 days ago