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State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)   By: (1860-1945)

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In "State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)", Harry Lushington Stephen presents a comprehensive collection of historical court cases that significantly impacted political and social landscapes. Spanning various periods and regions, this book offers a remarkable examination of the intricate relationship between law, power, and society.

Stephen's expertise as a legal scholar is evident throughout the book. His meticulous research and diligent analysis make this work an invaluable resource for anyone interested in legal history. With a focus on trials with political or social implications, Stephen sheds light on the complexities of justice and the intricate webs of power that have shaped societies.

One of the book's strengths is its ability to transport readers back in time. Through Stephen's vivid descriptions and detailed summaries of the trials, readers are immersed in the drama and grandeur of the courtroom. From high-profile cases involving political figures to lesser-known trials that exposed social injustices, each chapter holds its own captivating story. The author's attention to detail allows readers to delve into the intricacies of each case, providing a well-rounded understanding of the issues at hand.

Furthermore, Stephen's narrative style is engaging and accessible, making the book approachable to both legal scholars and general readers. Despite being a dense collection of trials, the author's clear and concise writing ensures that readers can follow along without feeling overwhelmed. Moreover, Stephen's ability to contextualize each trial within its historical and societal framework adds depth to the narrative, enabling readers to grasp the broader implications of the cases presented.

However, this volume only encompasses the first half of the trials, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the second volume. While understandable due to the extensive nature of the subject matter, it still leaves a sense of yearning to delve further into the remaining trials.

"State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)" serves as a remarkable testament to Harry Lushington Stephen's dedication to legal history. Through his comprehensive research and insightful analysis, he offers readers a captivating journey into the many trials that have shaped political and social landscapes. This book is a must-read for those interested in the intersection of law and society, as it uncovers the untold stories behind some of history's most influential court cases.

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STATE TRIALS

All rights reserved

[Illustration: W Ralegh.]

STATE TRIALS

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL

SELECTED AND EDITED

BY H. L. STEPHEN

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I

[Illustration]

LONDON

DUCKWORTH AND CO.

NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1899

Edinburgh: T. and A. CONSTABLE, Printers to Her Majesty

CONTENTS

PAGE

INTRODUCTION, vii

SIR WALTER RALEIGH, 1

CHARLES I., 75

THE REGICIDES, 123

COLONEL TURNER AND OTHERS, 169

THE SUFFOLK WITCHES, 211

ALICE LISLE, 239

The portraits of SIR WALTER RALEIGH and LORD RUSSELL are taken from photographs of pictures in the National Portrait Gallery, by permission of Messrs. WALKER and BOUTALL.

To G. DE L'É. D.

DEAR GERALD, As you suggested the idea of this book to me, and as I know that whether it succeeds or fails I can count confidently on your sympathy, I will throw into the form of a letter to you the few remarks which I might otherwise put into a preface. For as I have confessions to make which amount almost to an apology, I had rather address them to one who is pledged to express the most favourable possible view of my literary efforts, such as they are, than to that hypothetical reader, of whose tastes I feel most shamefully ignorant, though I am ready to assume everything in his favour... Continue reading book >>




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