Court drama: Leicester historian on 18th century justice

Posted by pt91 at Jul 26, 2011 04:40 PM |
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 9.00am tomorrow for Voices from the Old Bailey, featuring Professor Peter King on the expert panel.

This second four-part series presented by Amanda Vickery examines some of 18th century Britain’s most dramatic court cases, starting with the perpetrators of three violent riots. Three experts are on hand to discuss the cases in context, including Professor of English Local History at the University of Leicester, Peter King.

Professor King is an authority of the history of crime and justice, and within this his interests are wide-ranging. He also has an interest in social history and particularly focuses his attentions on the period 1680-1850. He teaches in the School of Historical Studies and on the MA in English Local History.

Voices from the Old Bailey runs for the next four Wednesdays at 9.00am on BBC Radio 4 (repeated at 9.30am) and is also available on iPlayer.