A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

By: Graham Jackson (author), Cate Ludlow (author)Paperback

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The Georgian era was perhaps one of the most shocking, gory and surprising in the capital's history. Londoners met some truly spectacular ends during it, including one unfortunate Fleet Street resident who fell into a sausage-grinder. With more than 100 contemporary illustrations, and including the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and the Declaration of Independence, an anaconda attack at the Tower of London, the only assassination of a Prime Minister in British history and a murderer who advertised - successfully - for a new wife in "The Times", it will terrify, disgust and delight readers everywhere.

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About Author

GRAHAM JACKSON compiles collections on Georgian crime, amongst other subjects, for libraries, researchers and writers across the globe. He lives in Surrey. CATE LUDLOW is a Commissioning Editor at The History Press. She has been collecting rare books from the Georgian and Victorian eras for several years, and her previous titles include Dickens' Dreadful Almanac, a sanguineous collection of Charles Dickens' true-crime reports. She lives in Gloucestershire.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780752461700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780752461700
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0752461702

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