Importance of Being Human
A series of lectures from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy
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.