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william hogarth  the four stages of cruelty_ the reward of cruelty 1 february 1751.jpg
The subject, Nero, has been hanged for his crimes. His body has been donated to anatomists for public dissections. A crowd gathers as surgeons take him apart. The dominating figure above oversees the spectacle, his role as chief surgeon or high judge…

Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

murderer painting.jpg
Black and white painting of a man standing over dismembered body and putting it into a fire.

Locke's essay on the government and its role with the justice system in the 17th century. He talks about the law and how it relates to each and every individual. In the text, Locke's makes many comparison to biblical examples in the law and how God…

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495 pages of speeches and behaviors of state prisoners that have been executed over the last 300 years as they died.

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Mary Toft.jpg
Mary Toft and her husband Joshua tricks the doctors that Mary had given birth to rabbits. Hogarth created this etching as a satire on the religious fanaticism around the scandal.

The painting paints a scene from the famous opera at the time: The Beggar's Opera. In this scene, on trial for a robbery, Captain Macheath stands imprisoned in shackles with his two lovers sprawled on the floor pleading for his life. The two lovers…

A depiction of the Old Bailey court with the children of a drunkard being held for robbery under the influence of alcohol.

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The image depicts the trail of James Maclaine in London and the text below describes the trial.

This book is about numerous trials and crimes during the 1600s. This book focuses on an interesting trial about the offenders who were guilty of the crime of stealing the king's purse.

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