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Susanna Hoe and Derek Roebuck (2018) Women in Disputes: A History of European Women in Mediation and Arbitration, Oxford: HOLO Books.

17 March 2018

In 2017 I was fortunate to meet and work with wife and husband team Susanna Hoe and Derek Roebuck. Susanna is an established writer in the field of women’s history and Derek is...

Book Review: Alison Eatwell (2017) Crime, Clemency and Consequence in Britain 1821-1839: A Slice of Criminal Life, Barnsley, W. Yorkshire: Pen & Sword History.

10 January 2018

  Alison Eatwell has an easy narrative style which she uses to good effect in this study of early nineteenth-century petitions for clemency, which were laid before the Home...

Book Review: Same Sex Love

18 October 2017

Gill Rossini (2017) Same Sex Love: A History and Research Guide, Barnsley: Pen and Sword History It is 50 since the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts between...

Book Review: Kate Summerscale, The Wicked Boy (2016) Bloomsbury

24 September 2016

Kate Summerscale tells the true-crime story of child murderer Robert Coombes. No author of historical crime-fiction could come up with a more credible storyline of sin and redemption....