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Exploring female drunkenness in Victorian Lancashire

By Dr Craig Stafford, University of Liverpool For my PhD, I researched women committed for drunkenness to Strangeways Prison,... • posted 27 days ago

Tracing gang members – the complicated case of Charles ‘Darby’ Sabini

By Professor Heather Shore, Leeds Beckett University The BBC series Peaky Blinders will shortly be returning to our screens,... • posted 97 days ago

Petitioning for mercy in mid-nineteenth century Yorkshire

by Dick Hunter This article examines petitions arising from convictions at Yorkshire courts in the mind-nineteenth century,... • posted 97 days ago

Disability and the Victorian prison

By Professor Helen Johnston and Dr Jo Turner The Victorian period has often been depicted as one where people with disabilities... • posted 97 days ago