Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History

  • Margot Finn
  • Michael Lobban
  • Jenny Bourne Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, Jenny Bourne Taylor
    Pages 1-24
  3. Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, Jenny Bourne Taylor
    Pages 173-174
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 175-191

About this book


This innovative book draws together literature, law and economic and social history to investigate the meanings and uses of legitimacy in nineteenth-century Britain. This broad range of essays highlights the ways in which contested narratives and interested performances shaped the idea of legitimate authority during this period.


English literature Great Britain law Narrative social history

Editors and affiliations

  • Margot Finn
    • 1
  • Michael Lobban
    • 2
  • Jenny Bourne Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK
  3. 3.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36639-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-27725-0
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