Sir John Fielding
Standard Name: Fielding, Sir John
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Fielding||
Sarah's younger full brother, Edmund, became a soldier and left few traces of his life. Her half-brother, John , born eleven years after her, was left blind by an accident when he was nineteen. He...
The following year he began his campaign against organised crime in London, in which he was joined and later succeeded by his younger half-brother John . They set up the Bow Street Runners...
|Textual Features||Ann Thicknesse||
An introduction explains that this book, although called a novel, will not deal in pathetic tales of love, marvellous prodigies, or even . . . elegant flights of fancy, but only plain simple facts...
|Wealth and Poverty||Sarah Fielding|
12 August 1752
Justice John Fielding defined the crime of apprentices caught putting on an unlicensed play as mere unlawful assembly; they got off with a reprimand.
1 May 1758
Sir John Fielding , magistrate, questioned twenty-five women rounded up from bawdy houses in Hedge Lane in London, and recorded their answers.