Albion’s Fatal Tree

Crime and Society in 18th Century England

By Hay, Linebaugh, Rule, Thompson, Winslow
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Author: Hay, Linebaugh, Rule, Thompson, Winslow
Publisher: Peregrine
Edition: 1977
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Section: Book Reviews =>
Subjects: Class, Commons, Customary Rights & Enclosures, Social Crime
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Classic set of essays shattering the illusion of a tranquil 18th Century full of happy peasants and deferential workers promoted by establishment historians. From poaching wars to smugglers, wreckers and rioters these essays provide the hard evidence for the raging class war of the period. E.P.Thompson’s study on the ‘incendiary letter’ is absolute quality and will still send shivers up the spine of the wealthy…(BRHG)

Albion's Fatal Tree : Crime and Society in 18th Century England

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