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Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

by David Thomas

Beggars, Cheats And Forgers

Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Director of Technology at the National ...
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A History of London's Prisons

A History of London's Prisons

by Geoffrey Howse

A History of London's Prisons

London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The el...
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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

by Lucy Worsley

A Very British Murder

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murd...
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An Outsider Inside No. 10

An Outsider Inside No. 10

by John Warwicker

An Outsider Inside No.10 : Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-79

Former Special Branch officer John Warwicker gives the inside story of the six years he spent in charge of security at 10 Downing Street, tracking one o...
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Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and  Blackmailer

Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and Blackmailer

by Helen Rappaport

Beautiful For Ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street Cosmetician, Con Artist and Blackmailer

Madame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address, the title of 'purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen', a shop full of exotic, expens...
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Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

by Pam Rhodes

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

A fascinating slice of 1950s life Pamela Rhodes, tells her story of life as a policewoman in Bobby on the Beat. When Pam joined in the 1950s the force's female r...
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Brief History of Sherlock Holmes

Brief History of Sherlock Holmes

by Nigel Cawthorne

A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Guide to the World's Most Famous Detective

Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, Sherlock Holmes appears in four novels and fifty-six short stories. Although Holmes...
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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

by Mark Stevens

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Mark Stevens reveals what life was like for the criminally insane, over one hundred years ago. From fresh research into the Broadmoor archives, Mark has uncover...
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Capital Crimes

Capital Crimes

by Martin Martin

Capital Crimes : London Mysteries

With its fascinating mix of people - rich and poor, British and foreign, worthy and suspicious - London is a city where anything can happen. The possibilities for criminals and for the ...
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Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

by Max Decharne

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been ...
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Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

by Payne, Chris

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a ‘slow starter,’ his career took off when he was transferred to the small ...
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Convict Voices

Convict Voices

by Anne Schwan

Convict Voices : Women, Class and writing about Prison in Nineteenth Century England

In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan an...
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Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

by Adrian Gray

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian Britain

Dark and foggy Victorian streets, the murderous madman, the arsenic-laced evening meal - we all think we know the realities of Victorian crime. Adrian Gray's thrilling book reco...
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Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

by Ross Gilfillan

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

'Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and...
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Crime Archive:The Krays

Crime Archive:The Krays

by James Morton

Crime Archive:The Krays

Ronnie and Reggie Kray were kings of the Sixties underworld – gangland bosses whose escalating crimes of fraud, extortion, violence and murder spanned over a decade in London’s East End. Comp...
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Dark City

Dark City

by Simon Read

Dark City : Crime in Wartime London

Amidst the chaos of wartime London, criminals hunted their prey without fear of reprisal. Many operated under the cover of darkness, emerging when the city sank into the oblivion of i...
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Did She Kill Him ?

Did She Kill Him ?

by Kate Colquhoun

Did She Kill Him ? : A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic

In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool c...
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Doctor Crippen

Doctor Crippen

by Nicholas Connell

Doctor Crippen

In 1910 Cora Crippen, an unsuccessful music-hall artiste known as Belle Elmore, was murdered by her husband Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, an American quack doctor, at their London home. During a search of the...
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Greatrex

Greatrex

by David Bruce

Greatrex: Forger & Photographer

John Henry Greatrex (1827-76), thief, convict, actor, grocer, photographer, bankrupt, preacher, adulterer, absconder and counterfeiter, had a colourfully disreputable life, despite his en...
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History Of The British Police : From the Ninth Century to the Present Day

History Of The British Police : From the Ninth Century to the Present Day

by Richard Cowley

History Of The British Police : From the Ninth Century to the Present Day

The complete history of policing in Britain from Alfred the Great's shire reeves to David Blunkett's PSCOs. Richard Cowley's history of the Briti...
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