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The use of character evidence in Victorian sodomy trials
H. G. Cocks

, DPP 4/6, R. v. Boulton (1871). In the twentieth century, defendants were much more likely to throw 52 Trials of character: Victorian sodomy trials 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 themselves on the mercy of court psychiatrists, especially since such treatment was an alternative to prison. On this, see Patrick Higgins, Heterosexual Dictatorship: Male Homosexuality in Post War Britain (London: Fourth Estate, 1994). The Times, 20 June 1851. The Times, 26 July 1870. The defendant was Edward Park, whose more famous brother Frederick had been arrested two

in Domestic and international trials, 1700–2000
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

(1946), in which the director had warned against the dangers of complacancy and triumphalism in post-war Britain. The village girl’s accented voiceover returns to introduce one of the film’s last sequences, in which three teenage girls are shown sewing in a cheerful mood. But the voiceover reminds the viewer that their reality is harshly different: ‘Koula has no parents, they were shot outside her home

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Alastair J. Reid

ITLP_C07.QXD 18/8/03 9:59 am Page 101 7 Class and politics in the work of Henry Pelling Alastair J. Reid In the ranks of that distinguished generation of post-war British academics who established labour history on a professional footing, Henry Pelling is generally regarded as worthy but rather dull. For he did not share the more colourful far-left political affiliations of figures such as Eric Hobsbawm and Edward Thompson. Indeed, when these Marxists were at the height of their influence in the late 1960s and 1970s, Pelling’s careful history of the British

in Interpreting the Labour Party
Interpreting the unions–party link
Steve Ludlam

post-war perspective on the unions–party link of liberal and social democratic pluralists is the concept of ‘pluralistic stagnation’, applied to British politics by Samuel Beer (1965 and 1982), and in a series of studies of British unions by Gerald Dorfman (1974, 1979 and 1983) and Robert Taylor (1980, 1993 and 2000). The concept of ‘pluralistic stagnation’ depicted post-war Britain as characterised by a new producer-group politics, in which capital, labour and the State bargained collectively on a range of public policy issues. This pluralistic governance emerged

in Interpreting the Labour Party
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Nursing work and nurses’ space in the Second World War: a gendered construction
Jane Brooks

, 1991), 2. 69 Joanna Bornat, ‘A second take: Revisiting interviews with a different purpose’, Oral History 31, 1 (2003): 47–53. 70 Mahua Sarkar, ‘Between craft and method: Meaning and inter-­subjectivity in oral history analysis’, Journal of Historical Sociology 25, 4 (2012): 578–600; Lynn Abrams, ‘Liberating the female self: Epiphanies, conflict and coherence in the life stories of post-­war British women’, Social History 39, 1 (2014): 14–35. 71 Bessie Newton, oral history interview at her home in Yorkshire by Jane Brooks, 21 April 2012. 72 Rachel Slater, oral

in Negotiating nursing
Kevin Hickson

(Cambridge: Polity). Holland, S. (1975) The Socialist Challenge (London: Quartet). Hoover, K. and Plant, R. (1989) Conservative Capitalism in Britain and the United States: a Critical Appraisal (London: Routledge). Howell, D. (1976) British Social Democracy (London: Croom Helm). Jackson, B. (2005) ‘Revisionism reconsidered: “Property-owning democracy” and egalitarian strategy in post-war Britain’, Twentieth Century British History, 16 (4). Jay, D. (1962) Socialism and the New Society (London: Longmans). Jefferys, K. (1999) Anthony Crosland: a New Biography (London: Cohen

in In search of social democracy
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Harold Wilson and Lyndon B. Johnson: a ‘special relationship’?
Jonathan Colman

’ role, but independent of these factors the Prime Minister had his own, deep-seated commitment to the United States. David Bruce noted in mid-1966 that Wilson accepted the principle of continuity in post-war British foreign policy, central to which was ‘the long established friendly relationship with the US’. 28 Around the time of Bruce’s analysis, London was canvassing its prospects of joining the EEC, but Europe held less

in A ‘special relationship’?
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The ‘pathology’ of childhood in late nineteenth-century London
Steven Taylor

Ibid ., 7. 36 For a twentieth-century perspective, see J. Crane, ‘“The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell”: the battered child syndrome in Post-War Britain and America’, Social History of Medicine , 28:4 (2015), 767–88. 37 CS, Casefiles, CF/01976, James T

in Progress and pathology
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

prime minister 1979–90) came to be called, was a reaction against the collectivist drift of post-war Britain and the crisis of the 1970s. This drift, in her view, had led to economic failure, social problems, national decline, moral decay and a general undermining of freedom and individual self-respect. Conservative Party leaders had shamefully colluded in this consensus. Herself no intellectual, Margaret

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Gareth Millward

. 40 P. Farrington, M. Rush, E. Miller, S. Pugh, A. Colville, A. Flower, J. Nash and P. Morgan-Capner, ‘A new method for active surveillance of adverse events from diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis and measles/mumps/rubella vaccines’, The Lancet , 345:8949 (1995), 567–9. 41 See Chapter 1 . On the role of doctors as levers for change in 1980s and 1990s health reforms, see Martin D. Moore, Managing Diabetes, Managing Medicine: Chronic Disease and Clinical Bureaucracy in Post-War Britain (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019

in Vaccinating Britain