1st Edition

The History of Suicide in England, 1650–1850, Part II vol 7

    This two-part, eight-volume, reset edition draws together a range of sources from the early modern era through to the industrial age, to show the changes and continuities in responses to the social, political, legal and spiritual problems that self-murder posed.

    Introduction to Volumes 7 and 8 Legal Contexts George Custance, A Concise View of the Constitution of England (1808) Anthony Highmore, A Treatise on the Law of Lunacy and Idiocy (1807) Anon., ‘On the Punishment Annexed to Self-Murder’ (1813) ‘An Act to Alter and Amend the Law relating to the Interment of the Remains of any Person Found Felo de Se’ (1823) John Impey, The Office and Duty of Coroners (1800) Religious Writings, Sydney Smith, ‘On Suicide’ (1809) Anon., A Remedy for Self-Murder (1819) Solomon Piggott, Suicide and its Antidotes (1824) Burial Rites Debate, Arthur Phillip Perceval, A Clergyman’s Defence of himself, for Refusing to Use the Office for the Burial of the Dead Over One who Destroyed himself, Notwithstanding the Coroner’s Verdict of Mental Derangement (1833) Henry Woods, A Few Leading Facts, in Defense of Truth & Character, in a Letter Addressed to the Hon. & Rev. A. P. Perceval (1833) Medical Writers, George Man Burrows, ‘Suicide’ (1828) John Gideon Millingen, ‘Remarkable Suicides’, Bentley’s Miscellany (1839) Forbes Winslow, Th e Anatomy of Suicide (1840)