Chilling True Tales of Old London

Chilling True Tales of Old London

by Keith Johnson
     
 

The tales in this book recall the reality of life in 19th century London. In a city of reeking pestilence, five hundred people went weekly to an early grave - the victims of disease. The fears of violence and plunder were always in mind, with the evil-hearted infesting the narrow courts and alleyways. Villany and vice abounded and the highwaymen, housebreakers,

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Overview

The tales in this book recall the reality of life in 19th century London. In a city of reeking pestilence, five hundred people went weekly to an early grave - the victims of disease. The fears of violence and plunder were always in mind, with the evil-hearted infesting the narrow courts and alleyways. Villany and vice abounded and the highwaymen, housebreakers, cardsharp and counterfeiter hatched their plots in the capital's many alehouses. Two hundred offences were punishable by death, and the law and its severity terrified all who fell foul of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850588917
Publisher:
Stobart Davies, Limited
Publication date:
06/11/2012
Pages:
256

Meet the Author

Keith Johnson was born in Preston, Lancashire. He is a member of the Lancashire Association and the Crime Writers Association.

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