Monday, July 17, 2017

John Beattie, 1932-2017, legal historian, RIP

John Beattie, a giant among the world's legal historians and a pillar of the historical academia around Toronto for decades, died on July 12. English-born, American-raised, and a University of Toronto professor since 1961, he was known internationally for his very influential work Crime and The Courts in England, 1660-1800, but in Canada for his generous and enthusiastic support of legal history and scholarship on crime, criminality, the justice system, and much else. Obit here.
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