V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205180
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676536 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs


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This chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the three components of English insolvency legislation during this period. These are imprisonment for debt, bankruptcy, and company winding-up. This book attempts to answer questions about how the government's management of insolvent estates fit within the context of the growth of government in the 19th century, the major influences on insolvency law reform, and the extent of the insolvency problem and its common characteristics.

Keywords: insolvency legislation; England; imprisonment; bankruptcy; debt

Chapter.  15790 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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