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Murder: a legal history

Kate Morgan chronicles the legal history of murder, discussing the cases that shaped UK murder laws

Kate Morgan chronicles the legal history of murder, discussing the cases that shaped UK murder laws. (Image by Getty Images)

Lawyer and writer Kate Morgan chronicles the legal history of murder, and explores the roles killers, victims, lawyers and judges have played in making UK murder law what it is today. She also discusses crimes that shaped the British legal system, from Richard Parker, the cannibalised cabin boy eaten by crewmates, to Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in the United Kingdom.

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Kate Morgan is the author of Murder: The Biography (HarperCollins, 2021). Buy it now at Waterstones: