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60–2. 7 Roy Porter, Mind-Forg’d Manacles: a History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency (London: Athlone Press, 1987), p. 35. 8 Joel Peter Eigen, ‘Intentionality and insanity: what the eighteenth-century juror heard’, in William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, and Michael Shepherd (eds), The Anatomy of Madness, vol. 2: Institutions and Society (London: Tavistock, 1985), pp. 34–51. 33 Joel Peter Eigen 9 Joel Peter Eigen, ‘Delusion in the courtroom: the role of partial insanity in early forensic testimony’, Medical History, 35 (1991), 25–49.
Analysis of the Oxford trial can be found in Walker, Crime and Insanity, pp. 186–7; and Richard Moran, ‘The punitive uses of the insanity defense: the trial for treason of Edward Oxford (1840)’, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 9 (1986), 171–90. A discussion of the origins of moral insanity in the courtroom can be found in Joel Peter Eigen, Witnessing Insanity: Madness and Mad-doctors in the English Court (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 76–9 and 150–2. 13 OBSP, 1840, case 1877, 9th session, p.
354. 21 R. v. Newton, OBSP, January 1790 (no. 128), p. 139. 22 Beattie, ‘Scales’, pp. 250–8. 23 For two examples out of many in the British Trials pamphlets, see Onslow v. Horne (1770) British Trials 1660–1900 (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1990–) [hereafter BT], no. 59, pp. 5–19, 31–9; Knowles v. Gambier (1757), BT, no. 57, pp. 4– 11, 33–9, 51–6. 24 For recent commentary, see Beattie, ‘Scales’, pp. 232–6; S. Landsman, ‘The rise of the contentious spirit: adversary procedure in eighteenth-century England’, Cornell Law Review, 75: 3 (1990), 548–57.