SCOTLAND: CIRCUIT JOURNEYS BY THE LATE LORD COCKBURN. CD-WIN/MAC
By the late Lord Cockburn
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Lord Cockburn, a Criminal Judge, as part of his work, rode around Scotland in "circuits", he began to note down cases of particular interest in diary form and this forms the basis of the CD. As well as details of the cases it gives you a good insight into the habits and thoughts of Judges in the early 1800s.
"It was altogether a shocking case, but his Lordship found out and debated upon this peculiar atrocity, that the woman he had killed was not his wife, but only his mistress, because as he explained if she had been your wife there might have been some apology for you, on account of the difficulty of getting quit of a wife in any other way. But this unfortunate woman being only your associate, you might have freed yourself from her whenever you chose. How Brougham (the accused) revelled over this discovery, that it was a less crime to murder a wife than to murder a mistress!"
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
This CD book has been formatted to be searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
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