Heinous and Grievous Offences, Crime and Jusitce in the Jacobean Hundred of Edmonton

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Heinous and Grievous Offences, Crime and Jusitce in the Jacobean Hundred of Edmonton

Heinous and Grievous Offences - Crime and Justice in the Jacobean Hundred of Edmonton, by David Avery

Published by the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society in 1995, 32 pages. A5 size booklet

This booklet provides a fascinating short introduction to the history of crime and punishment in the Edmonton Hundred in the 15th and 16th centuries. Sections include:

  • The Session records
  • The prevalence of crime
  • Indictments for minor offences
  • The justices and constables
  • Accusations and indictments
  • Pleas, verdicts and punishments
  • Receivers
  • Outlawry
  • Murder

Edmonton was an ancient hundred in the north of the county of Middlesex, England (A hundred was an old name for a small geographic area, perhaps referring to an area liable to provide a hundred men under arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads)

The hundred was listed in the Domesday Book in 1086, and contained the parishes and settlements of Edmonton, Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms and Tottenham. Now of course the area has been swallowed up in the urban sprawl of London, and is spread over the London Borough's of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The covers are clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The booklet does have some bubbling throughout, and an old price printed on the front cover 

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