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This paper investigates Rev Alexander's Webster's demographic methodology in his calculation of the population of Shetland in 1755 and his conclusions, which are problematic. It sets them within a wider review of the population data for Shetland up to the 1831 Government census, the latest for...
Recent analysis of public executions on judicial warrant for the crime of murder in Scotland includes an assertion that the practice of carrying into effect the sentence at the place of the crime ended in 1841. That date may be open to some doubt given the locations of later public executions....
By assessing the Central Board of Dissenters, arguably the most influential liberal-voluntary group of the mid-nineteenth century and the political wing of Scottish dissent, this article questions whether the Liberal party in Edinburgh was indeed built on ‘bigotry alone’, and asks whether the...
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