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978-1-85285-200-9 / 9781852852009

Cannibalism and Common Law: A Victorian Yachting Tragedy

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Publisher:Continuum

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Cannibalism and the Common Law "Cannibalism and the Common Law" is an enthralling classic of legal history. It tells the tragic story of the yacht Mignonette, which foundered on its way from England to Australia in 1884. The killing and eating of one of the crew, Richard Parker, led to the leading case in the defence of necessity, R. v. Dudley and Stephens. It resulted in their being convicted and sentenced to death, a sentence... Full description

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