Bankruptcy and Capital Punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries
6 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2009
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: insolvency, debtor, creditor, disclosure, hanging, punishment, bankruptcy offences, 1705 Act to Prevent Frauds Frequently Committed by Bankrupts
JEL Classification: K00
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