Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-century England

Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-century England

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Until 1855, slanderous language was punishable in Britain's ecclesiastical courts. Waddams shows how the law worked not only in theory but in practice. The evidence of the witnesses supplies fascinating details of day-to-day events.Defamation in the Ecclesiastical Courts, 1815-1855 S. M. Waddams ... where we cannot enforce it to good effect.3 Penance in defamation cases, normally in private, and not requiring use of a white ... away disappointed.14 There are some other reports of the use of the white sheet.15 It is just possible that a defendant mightanbsp;...

Title:Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-century England
Author: S. M. Waddams
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2000

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