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➣ [Epub] ➝ Witnesses to the Scaffold: English Literary Figures As Observers of Public Executions: Pierce Egan, Thackeray, Dickens, Alexander Smith, G. A. Sala, Orwell By Antony E. Simpson ➭ – Cutabovebarberagency.co.uk Synopsis from publisher The True Bill Press England in the first half of the 19th century is freuently characterized as a society supporting uite dramatic reforms in the penal law Between the beginninEpub Witnesses to the Scaffold English Literary Figures As Observers of Public Executions Pierce Egan Thackeray Dickens Alexander Smith G A Sala Orwell By Antony E Simpson Cutabovebarberagencycouk Synopsis from publisher The True Bill Press England in the first half of the 19th century is freuently characterized as a society supporting uite dramatic reforms in the penal law Between the beginnin Synopsis from publisher The True the Scaffold Kindle Bill Press England in the first half of the th century is freuently characterized as a society supporting uite dramatic reforms in the penal law Between the beginning of the century and the accession of ueen Victoria in the number of capital crimes was reduced from several hundred to no than a handful The penal law in place during the Victorian period was very close in substance to that which exists today Some offenses did of course Witnesses to PDF or remain capital although only murderers were hanged with any regularity From the late th century there was a strong movement for the total abolition of capital punishment and bills to outlaw the death penalty were regularly although unsuccessfully brought before Parliament during the s and s With all this executions were public spectacles as late as They were also commonly regarded as scenes of disorder crime and drunkenness The crowds in attendance were immense especially from the s when a sophisticated railway system to the Scaffold PDF allowed people to be shipped to the site of the gallows on special trains Advertising the venues of executions days in advance encouraged such arrangements Control of these crowds was to the Scaffold English Literary PDFEPUB or very problematic as although a modern police force had been established in London in such forces were not established throughout the provinces until well into the s Things did not have to be this way In France for example where public executions were held until large crowds were prevented by the simple to the Scaffold English Lit

Erary PDFEPUB or expedient of only announcing executions a few hours in advance Those who defended this public spectacle generally invoked the need to demonstrate the majesty and power of the law In France this was done pretty effectively through the use of the guillotine In England the process of hanging someone was commonly botched and there are many examples of scenes on the gallows which are truly horrific How could this barbaric system of punishment have coexisted with the rapid emergence of a system of penal law and the strength of popular though minority opinion which was against the whole concept of capital punishment This uestion is addressed in the authors lengthy introduction His conclusion is that the judiciary which implemented the law had a punitive and pre modern attitude toward crime than the legislature which created the law Evidence is presented showing that while the penal law was modernized the law relating to criminal procedure and prisoners rights remained primitive and undeveloped There was no right to an appeal from a criminal conviction other than on purely technical grounds and no access to a public defender to until the th century Prisoners were not allowed to testify in their own defenses until the late th century Until those accused of a felony were not allowed to be represented by a lawyer in court The change in the law in this year probably had little immediate effect as most of those so accused after this date had no lawyers because they could not afford them Perhaps the most cruel aspect of the th century system was the process through which a reprieve could be sought Mercy was the prerogative of the Home Office It was exercised in a fashion perceived as being uite arbitrary and the process allowed little time for reflection A condemned felon was typically executed five days or less after conviction This allowed very little time for the convicts friends or relatives to prepare a case for reprieve Those whose connections were in distant parts of the country or elsewhere had even less chance of a happy outcome The fact remains that the judiciary and the legislature were largely peopled

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