Taylor, James (2005) Commercial fraud and public men in Victorian Britain. Historical Research, 78 (200). pp. 230-252.Full text not available from this repository.
This article is a contribution to the growing literature on business morality in Victorian Britain. Using the Royal British Bank fraud of 1856 as a case study, it examines the effects association with commercial fraud had on the reputations of public men in Victorian Britain. It contends that, despite the arguments of some historians that fraud was not regarded as a serious crime in Victoria's reign, financial scandal could in fact prove lethal to the careers of public figures. Yet the criminal trial was not the sole, nor even the principal, means by which reputations were destroyed, for extra-legal punishments could be even more damaging.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Historical Research|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited By:||Dr James Taylor|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2008 13:22|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2013 15:18|
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