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28 October 2014
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Law and Order in Enlightenment Edinburgh

In the mid-17th Century, despite the Act of Union linking Scotland with its bigger neighbour, perhaps irrevocably, rebellion and disorder were still commonplace. Continued insurgencies led by the Jacobites and anti-English groups disrupted day-to-day life for many, and poverty amongst the lowest classes of society inevitably led to crime - but little punishment. More...

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