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Title: The English and Scottish Trials of the 1790s Compared
Author(s): Macleod, Emma
Contact Email: e.v.macleod@stir.ac.uk
Editor(s): Davis, MT
MacLeod, E
Pentland, G
Sponsor: The Carnegie Trust
Citation: Macleod E (2019) The English and Scottish Trials of the 1790s Compared. In: Davis M, MacLeod E & Pentland G (eds.) Political Trials in in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and the North Atlantic 1793-1848. Palgrave Histories of Policing, Punishment and Justice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 79-107. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98959-4_4
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2019
Series/Report no.: Palgrave Histories of Policing, Punishment and Justice
Abstract: Historians have tended to compare the English and Scottish state trials of the 1790s only superficially, concluding that the Scottish courts treated radical reformers much more harshly than the English courts did. However, that assessment relies on virtually equating trials in Edinburgh for the lesser crime of sedition with the trials in London for the capital charge of high treason. This chapter compares various elements of both sets of trials, and suggests that examining the similarities between these trials sheds as much light on the state side of the prosecutions as does dwelling on the headline contrasts.
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Published in Davis MT, Macleod E & Pentland G (eds.) (2019) Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793-1848. Palgrave Histories of Policing, Punishment and Justice. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 79-107. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319989587# and https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98959-4
DOI Link: 10.1007/978-3-319-98959-4_4

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