Introduction; Hanged by a comma. Plantagenet: The Royston treason. Lancaster and York; The Stoke Poges case. Tudor: The abduction of Pleasant Rawlins. Henry VIII; The Lambeth poisonings. Elizabeth: Paternalism. Stuart: Witchcraft. Restoration: The Sabbath. Anne: Gambling. Hanover: The face of England. George III: Holy wedlock. Regency; The death of Mary Ashford. Queen Victoria: Jeremy Bentham. Windsor: The modern spate. Index.