Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson: Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875

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Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson : Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875. / Rutherford, Helen.

Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century. ed. / James Gregory; Daniel J.R. Grey. 1. ed. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 242-258 (Routledge Studies in Modern History).

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Harvard

Rutherford, H 2019, Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson: Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875. in J Gregory & DJR Grey (eds), Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century. 1 edn, Routledge Studies in Modern History, Routledge, London, pp. 242-258. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429424915-13

APA

Rutherford, H. (2019). Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson: Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875. In J. Gregory, & D. J. R. Grey (Eds.), Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century (1 ed., pp. 242-258). (Routledge Studies in Modern History). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429424915-13

Vancouver

Rutherford H. Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson: Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875. In Gregory J, Grey DJR, editors, Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century. 1 ed. London: Routledge. 2019. p. 242-258. (Routledge Studies in Modern History). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429424915-13

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Rutherford, Helen. / Unity or disunity? The trials of a Jury in R v John William Anderson : Newcastle Winter Assizes 1875. Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century. editor / James Gregory ; Daniel J.R. Grey. 1. ed. London : Routledge, 2019. pp. 242-258 (Routledge Studies in Modern History).

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abstract = "In August 1875 in a room in Mitford Street, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne, John William Anderson stabbed his wife Elizabeth to death following an argument. The pair had married in 1866 but their marital union was unhappy and characterised by drunkenness and violence, although on the day of the fatal incident the pair had seemed to be on good terms following a social gathering at a neighbour{\textquoteright}s house. Immediately after the crime, Anderson walked to the nearest police station and confessed. The trial took place at the Winter Assizes before Mr Justice Denman on 1 December 1875. 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{\textquoteright}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.",
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