Imagining the Unimaginable

Abstract

This article explores the ways in which parricide was comprehended in England and Wales, c.1600-1760, and shows that while some parallels exist with modern explanatory models of parricide offenders, they had very different meanings in the early modern context. While both lunacy and the cruelty of parents were understood as possible contexts for parricide… (More)

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