Jerry White – Vengeance and the Crowd in Eighteenth-Century London

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 21st, 2011

Event Date: 21 February 2011 18:30 – 20:00
B04 Birkbeck College, Malet St
LONDON WC1E 7XH

 

Importance of Being Human

A series of lectures from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

SSHP Spring Public Lecture series

 

Professor Jerry White (Department of History, Classics and Archaeology) – Vengeance and the Crowd in Eighteenth-Century London

In this lecture Jerry White focuses on the eighteenth-century crowd as an agent of popular justice in opposition to the institutions of a corrupted rule of law. And he explores how, at its worst, that same crowd could be as savage and merciless as the system it sought to oppose.

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