A History of Infanticide in Britain c. 1600 to the Present

  • Anne-Marie Kilday

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anne-Marie Kilday
    Pages 151-182
  3. Anne-Marie Kilday
    Pages 183-217
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 218-338

About this book


The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.


Crime gender punishment Britain crime early modern period history

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne-Marie Kilday
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36140-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34912-5
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