Annotated Bibliography


41 American Jurisprudence 2d, Sections 1-9, "Husband and Wife", Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, New York (1995). This law article explains the history of the institution of marriage.


Barrett, Andrew and Christopher Harrison, eds. Crime and Punishment in England: A Sourcebook. London: UCL Press Limited, 1999. The historical range of this book is the 16th to 19th centuries, and each century has its own distinct section for easy navigation. The book provides individual cases to illustrate the ideas it presents, and gives a good scope of the state of the law in England over time.


Besant, Sir Walter. London in the Eighteenth Century. London: Adam & Charles Black. 1902. An all-inclusive guide to London in the 1700s. From trade to fairs to the justice system.


Blackstone, Wm., Knight. Chase, George, ed. Chase's Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books. New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co., 1936. Blackstone lived in the 18th century and wrote extensively on the English Common Law. His book of "Commentaries" is an exceptional examination on the history of the laws of England, and Chase's edition is hailed as one of the most important and informational explorations of English law.


The Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776. This short document declares revolution against the King of England and the philosophical reasons why the American Colonies will no longer tolerate English imperial rule.


Emsley, Clive. Crime and Society in England, 1750-1900. 2nd ed. New York: Longman Publishing, 1996. This book covers a range of topics surrounding crime, including details about class and gender difference. It provides a number of interesting charts and tables to help the reader understand numerically how the laws in England were carried out through the 18th and 19th centuries.


The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition. New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Co., 1910. A coveted collectors prize due to the extensive articles. The editors attained the most knowledgeable persons of the field for each entry.


The Holy Bible, Old Testament. Leviticus, Chapter 24, Verse 17. The Judeo-Christian doctrine of morality and religion.


Groom, Nick, ed. The Bloody Register. 4 vols. Routledge, New York. 1999. A catalog of the persons executed under the Bloody Code of English law.


Led Zeppelin. "Gallows Pole." Led Zeppelin 3. Compact Disc. WEA, Atlantic, 1970.


Linebaugh, Peter. The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Press. 1991. A view of capital punishment through the lens of those hanged. Asks how they affected the system, how the system affected them.


McLynn, Frank. Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-century England. New York: Routledge, 1989. This book contains extensive information on British law of the century, corporal and other secondary punishments, and capital punishments. Many useful pictures are arranged in the center of the book.



Tobias, J. J. Crime and Police in England, 1700-1900. New York: Gill and Macmillan. 1979. An overview of crime, punishment, and the development of the police system in England.


The United States Constitution, 1791. The document that outlines the structure of the United States government. It is the shortest and most long-standing national constitution in history. From this web site we found some valuable pictures, especially concerning Newgate Prison.