Legal History. Volume 10, Numbers 1-2 (2006), p. 35-52.
Albion's Fatal Tree; capital punishment; class and criminal law; death penalty; executive clemency; James Muir; Jim Phillips; JM Beattie; pardons
A retrospective look at 'Property, Authority, and the Criminal Law' (1975), Douglas Hay's analysis of eighteenth-century English criminal law, by the author, responding to comments by John Beattie, Jim Phillips, and James Muir in a symposium 'thirty years after'. It includes an analysis of recent scholarship on capital punishment and the use of executive pardons in the eighteenth century.
Hay, Douglas. "Writing About the Death Penalty." Legal History 10.1/2 (2006): 35-52.
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