Lynn MacKay


B.A., M.A. Ph.D. (York)


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Respectability and the London Poor, 1780-1870 (Pickering & Chatto: London, 2013).

“Refusing the Royal Pardon: Capital Convicts and the Reactions of the Courts and Press in 1789”, The London Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, (2003).

“Moral Paupers: the Poor Men of St. Martin’s, 1815-1819”, Histoire sociale/Social History, vol. XXXIV, no. 67, (May 2001).

“Women, Theft and the Old Baily, 1780-1789,” in Journal of Social History, 32 (Spring, 1999).

“A Cautionary Tale:  the Mendicity Society and Its Clients,” in Left History, 5 (Spring, 1998).

“A Culture of Poverty?  the St. Martin in the Fields Workhouse, 1817,” in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 26 (Autumn, 1996).

“Patrick Colquhoun,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 158, British Reform Writers, 1832-1914, (Gale, 1995)

“Henry Mayhew,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 190, British Reform Writers, 1832-1914, (Gale, 1998).

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