A forthcoming book from our colleague, Dr James Gregory, lecturer in modern British history, will explore a fascinating aspect of Victorian Britain: “the gallows question” – should capital punishment be abolished? Dr Gregory considers movements to abolish it. He also looks at the treatment of capital punishment in literature of the time and how it fitted into ideas about philanthropy and morality. “Victorians against the Gallows” will be published by IB Tauris this autumn.
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Written by Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford. Find out more at the Special Collections website.
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