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dc.contributor.authorT. Hurren, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:38:16Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-27 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:38:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:38:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier1000181
dc.identifierOCN: 1076664280en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29767
dc.description.abstractThose convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many died under the lancet. Capital legislation disguised a complex medical choreography that surgeons staged. They broke the Hippocratic Oath by executing the Dangerous Dead across England from 1752 until 1832.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.othergeorgian england
dc.subject.otherconvicts
dc.subject.othermurderers
dc.subject.otherhomicide
dc.subject.otherearly modern england
dc.subject.othermurder act
dc.subject.othercrime studies
dc.titleChapter 1 The Condemned Body Leaving the Courtroom
dc.title.alternativeStaging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England
dc.typechapter
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oapen.relation.isPartOfBook9874a38b-92e3-4229-a269-5a029787ead2
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9781137582485
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages326
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
oapen.chapternumber1
oapen.grant.number095904
oapen.identifier.ocn1076664280


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