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Protecting Poor From Fraud

Eighteenth century England was riven with class differences, and the only people with a good education were those with wealth and with this came responsibility for protecting those less fortunate. Preventing the poor from being conned was not purely altruistic; if a person lost all their money to a con artist, they risked losing their … Continue reading

Divine Justice when there was No Justice

This is from Richard Gough’s The History of Myddle: [Nathaniell, the son of John Owen of Myddle,] the father was hang’d before the warrs, and the son deserved it in the warrrs, for hee was a Cataline to his owned country. His common practice was to come by night with a party of horse to … Continue reading