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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 Spy's London

A Spy's London

by Roy Berkeley

A Spy's London

In 'this remarkable book' (as intelligence historian Nigel West describes it in his Foreword), the reader will be struck by the vibrancy of history made real. Author Roy Berkeley has gone behind the facad...
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Bedlam

Bedlam

by Catharine Arnold

Bedlam : London and Its Mad

'Bedlam!' The very name conjures up graphic images of naked patients chained among filthy straw, or parading untended wards deluded that they are Napoleon or Jesus Christ. We owe this image o...
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Bloody History of London

Bloody History of London

by John D Wright

A Bloody History of London

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. - Samuel Johnson From plagues and poverty to financial scandals, serial killers to public e...
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Capital Punishment: London's Places Of Execution

Capital Punishment: London's Places Of Execution

by Robert Bard

Capital Punishment: London's Places of Execution

London had many places of execution: Tyburn, of course, but also Smithfield, Wapping, Kennington, Tower Hill and Charing Cross among others. All of these venues allowed t...
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City Of Sin : London And Its Vices

City Of Sin : London And Its Vices

by Catharine Arnold

City Of Sin : London And Its Vices

If Paris is the city of love, then London is the city of lust. For over a thousand years, England's capital has been associated with desire, avarice and the sins of the flesh. Richard ...
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Dark City

Dark City

by Simon Read

Dark City : Murder, Vice, and Mayhem in Wartime London

The blackout went into effect three days before the declaration of war and transformed nocturnal London into a criminal's paradise. As the city pulled together in t...
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Jack The Ripper A True Love Story

Jack The Ripper A True Love Story

by Wynne Weston-Davies

Jack The Ripper A Love Story

In this thrilling book, Wynne Weston-Davies, qualified surgeon and Mary Kelly's great-nephew, delves into the inscrutable history behind Jack the Ripper's fifth and final victim. Exploring t...
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Jack The Ripper: Fact, Fiction, Legend

Jack The Ripper: Fact, Fiction, Legend

by Otto Penzler

Jack the Riper

This collection is the ultimate exploration of the Ripper legend. It sifts through Jack's legacy, blending the true story (told via contemporary reports and a century's worth of the best analysis) with th...
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London Labour And The London Poor

London Labour And The London Poor

by Henry Mayhew

London Labour And The London Poor

London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of newspaper articles written by the great journalist Henry Mayhew between 1849 and 1850. A dozen years later, it had grown into...
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London Underground Serial Killer

London Underground Serial Killer

by Geoffrey Platt

London Underground Serial Killer : The Life of Kieran Kelly

The full story of the life and times of Kieran Patrick Kelly, the London Underground Serial Killer, who wandered up and down the Northern Line of the London Un...
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London's Gangs At War

London's Gangs At War

by Dick Kirby

London's Gangs at War

The 1950s and 1960s saw a changing of the guard in London's gangland. A new and even more ruthless breed of criminal emerged to replace the aging generation of likes of Sabini, Mullins and Hayes.

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London's Labyrinth

London's Labyrinth

by Fiona Rule

London's Labyrinth : The World Beneath the City's Streets

Do you know what's under your feet?THE LONDON UNDERGROUND was the very first underground railway - but it wasn't the first time Londoners had ventured below grou...
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Necropolis: London And Its Dead

Necropolis: London And Its Dead

by Catharine Arnold

Necropolis : London and Its Dead

From Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague, from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the development of cremation and the current approach of metropolitan society...
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Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

by Neil Bell & Adam Wood

Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

Howard Vincent's Police Code, 1889 is a republishing of the famous guide for Metropolitan Police of the Victorian era, with an extensive introduction by Neil Bell and Adam Wood.

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The Dark Side Of East London

The Dark Side Of East London

by David Charnick

Dark Side of East London

Just hearing the phrase 'the East End' summons up images of slums and dark alleyways, with Jack the Ripper appearing from the mist, or housing estates and pubs where you might find the Kray twin...
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The History of Newgate Prison

The History of Newgate Prison

by Caroline Jowett

The History of Newgate Prison

As the place where prisoners, male and female, awaited trial, execution or transportation Newgate was Britain's most feared gaol for over 700 years. It probably best known today from the no...
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The Mile End Murder

The Mile End Murder

by Sinclair Mackay

Mile End Murder : The case Sherlock Holmes Couldn't Solve

'A fascinating book, by turns riveting and unsettling, and wonderfully rich in period detail.' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

In 1860, a 70 year old widow turned ...
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Underworld London

Underworld London

by Catharine Arnold

Underworld London : Crime and Punishment in the Capital City

Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, we are set up for a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells, taking in beheadings and bru...
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Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

by Clive Bloom

Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

This title charts the story of London through centuries of popular insurrection and protest. It is a story of political acitivism expressed in street fighting and ...
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