Who killed Licoricia of Winchester? A Medieval Murder Mystery
Lawless Women in the Court of Star Chamber
An Episode of Rough Music in Scotland, March 1842
The Steelyard, Hansard Merchants, and a “Misliving” Singlewoman in Late Medieval London
Mystic Fictions and Lawless Fantasies at the End of the First Elizabethan Age
“Mute by the visitation of God, and Guilty!” The trials of John Ferriday at Salford, 1825
When Women Went to Court: Gendered Agency in European Legal Systems, 1300-1800
Forgive us our Trespasses: Reconciliation in Later Medieval England
Women’s Executions in Early Modern England
Doubt, Decency, and the History of English Witchcraft
Where’s The Harm?
Christened Cockerels and Heretical Hill-Diggers: Treasure Trove in Medieval England
Alito’s Leaked Draft Majority Opinion and the Medieval History of Abortion
Divorce and the Two Ladies Powys
The Dark Side of Victorian Policing
Gaol and Gaol-breaking in Early Modern Ireland
Performing Anti-clericalism: Rioting in Church and against Clergymen in Late Medieval England
Should ‘Witches’ Receive Posthumous Pardons?
Serial Homicide before ‘Serial Killers’: British Poisoners
Nobody Messes with Godfrey Giffard, Bishop of Worcester: Punishing the Violators of Sanctuary
The Court of Star Chamber’s Record(s) and Reports
Vitriol to Corrosive Fluid: ‘Acid’ Assault in the Twentieth Century
“Horys, strumppettes and fyssenagges”: Defamation in the Courts of Later Medieval England
Mary Hockmore’s Lawyer: Marriage Breakdown and Women’s Rights in Seventeenth-Century England
Justice and (Mis)Fortune in the Wake of Wyatt’s Revolt
Early Acid Throwing in the British Isles: The Insolence of Weavers
Freedom comes at a Price: The Medieval History of Bail
Domestic Violence and Rough Justice in Star Chamber (1612)
Victorian Crime News: Evidence Which Cannot Err or Deceive?
Exits, Entries and the Allure of the Runaway Nun
Surviving an Execution in Medieval England and Modern Ohio: Miracle, or Incompetence?
Murder in Sanctuary: Liberty Jurisdictions and the Prosecution of Felony in Early Tudor England
A New Year’s Gift and the Power to Pardon
Highway Robbery at Highbury: The Murder of PC Daly in 1842
Trouble with the In-laws? Marriage and Murder in Thirteenth-Century England
Mary Vezey, Sarah Chapone, and the Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (1732-35)
Coventry’s Act and Malicious Injury
Law Enforcement Officials and the Limits of Violence in Medieval England
The Laws of Moses…and of England?
Online Archives Unlocked: What’s in it for Crime Historians?
Carts, Ships, and Trains: Abusing the Deodand
The Ownership of Swans in English History: Does the Queen Own all the Swans?
Gaol Fever Stories
Can You Steal a Peacock? Animals in Early Modern Law
King Henry of Scotland’s Pardon of the Earl of Argyll, March 1566
Animal Victims of Crime
Hearing and Speaking the Law in Medieval England
What’s Love Got to Do with It? Marriage in Late Medieval England and the Low Countries
Disparaging Marriage in Early Modern England
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Star Chamber as a Marriage Court
Perjury, Wager of Law, and Debt in the Elizabethan Star Chamber
Unsolved Early Modern Murder Mysteries
Very Serious Pecuniary Loss and Inconvenience: A Jury’s Plea
How to tell a Serf from a Slave in Medieval England
The Long Arm of the Law Cut Short
Elizabethan Witch Trials: More Evidence (and a Map)
Could Priests Claim Sanctuary in Medieval England?
Apprehending Early Modern Fugitives
Putting Faces to Names: Illustrated Crime Reports in the Late Victorian Press
Femme Sole Status: A Failed Feminist Dream?
The Very Image of Justice? Star Chamber Records and the Art of Punishment
“Woe unto those who know not how to syllabificate”: The Languages of Medieval Law
Slavery and Cartwright’s Case before Somerset
Execution Delayed: Some Scottish Examples
From Blue Lobsters to Friendly Giants: Visual Representations of the Police, c.1840–1880
A Jewish Woman’s Appeal of Murder in Thirteenth-Century England
Mapping Durham’s Medieval Sanctuary Seekers
Citizen v. John Foreigner: The Politics of Inclusion in Medieval England’s Urban Centers
Star Chamber Stories: Using Criminal Law to Criminal Ends in Early Modern London
In their own words? Criminal Depositions and the Voices of the Past
Persons under the Law? Medieval Animal Rights
Star Chamber Stories: Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage
Apostasy, Sanctuary, and Spin: The Canons of Waltham and Sanctuary at St. Martin le Grand, 1430
Star Chamber Stories: Felons’ Labours
Thomas Scattergood: Forensic Toxicology in Victorian Yorkshire
Gunpowder, Peine forte et dure, and Medieval Penance
Impeaching the Queen of England (1643/4)
From Game of Thrones to Steven Pinker: Just how Lawless were the Middle Ages?
Early Modern Coroners’ Inquests into Deaths in Custody
Mysterious Death: What Price the Medical Jurist?
Reading the Legal Record like a Physician
Treason in Shropshire in the Early Fifteenth Century: The Case of Sir Richard Lacon
Evil May Day, 1517: Prosecuting Anti-Immigrant Rioters in Tudor London
Good Friday Pardons in England
Doom for Demembring: Assault in Scots Law
The Flames of Emergency
When did the Poor become Deserving or Undeserving?
A Proposal to Enslave Petty Offenders (1621)
Suffering Indifference: Pre-Reformation Approaches to Sacred People and Sacred Space
Licensed or Licentious? Divorce with Remarriage in Reformation England
Dead Drunk or Just Deviant? Homicide and Alcohol in Wales, 1730-1914
Anti-Intellectualism and the Invisible Man
The Short History of the Infidelity Defence in England
Already have a WordPress.com account? Log in now.