Bankruptcy and Capital Punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries
John Paul Tribe
University of Liverpool
January 16, 2009
Drawing on the Old Bailey Session Papers (OBSP), this article examines the cases of six individuals who were tried and executed for 'bankruptcy offences' pursuant to An Act to Prevent Frauds Frequently Committed by Bankrupts 1705.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: insolvency, debtor, creditor, disclosure, hanging, punishment, bankruptcy offences, 1705 Act to Prevent Frauds Frequently Committed by Bankrupts
JEL Classification: K00
Date posted: January 22, 2009
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