Whigs and Hunters: The Origin of the Black Act.
The notorious Black Act of 1723 introduced the death penalty for many new offenses, some as trivial as cutting down young trees or writing threatening letters. Going behind the scenes, Thompson reveals 1720's Britain from a world of conflict and bitter rivalries. Moving between high and low society, the author looks at political and power motives. A companion volume to Albion's Fatal Tree. Pantheon. 1975. Paper. USED. $5.00