|Title of host publication||Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century|
|Editors||James Gregory, Daniel J.R. Grey|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Dec 2019|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Modern History|
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
The theme of union and disunion is used in a micro-historical examination of the nineteenth century interpretation of the law relating to murder and manslaughter in the context of a trial. The approach allows a close examination of the conduct of the judge and the jury in deciding whether the killing amounted to the greater crime of murder or the lesser crime of manslaughter.
The case will be analysed, via the newspaper reports and the evidence in Anderson’s Home Office file, to establish the respective roles of the judge and jury and seeks to examine the decision made in this capital case to consider whether there was a miscarriage of justice.