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James Sharpe was Professor of History at the University of York from 1997 until his retirement in 2016. He is a leading social historian, with a particular interest in the history of crime. He has published widely on the subject and is a committee member of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. His books include Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in England 15501750 (1996) and Dick Turpin: the Myth of the English Highwayman (2004).


A Fiery & Furious People James Sharpe

From murder to duelling, highway robbery to mugging, a compelling exploration of seven centuries of violence in England.

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