Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Penal Practice and Culture, 1500-1900: Punishing the English

By Paul Griffiths (NHC Fellow, 2002–03)

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

From the publisher’s description:

The English were punished in many different ways in the five centuries after 1500. This collection stretches from whipping to the gallows, and from the first houses of correction to penitentiaries. Punishment provides a striking way to examine the development of culture and society through time. These studies of penal practice explore violence, cruelty and shame, while offering challenging new perspectives on the timing of the decline of public punishment, the rise of imprisonment and reforms of the capital code.

History / Law / Prisons / Punishment / Social Control / Legal History / British History /

Griffiths, Paul (NHC Fellow, 2002–03). Penal Practice and Culture, 1500-1900: Punishing the English. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.