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The Resource Underworld London : crime and punishment in the capital city, Catherine Arnold

Underworld London : crime and punishment in the capital city, Catherine Arnold

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Underworld London : crime and punishment in the capital city
Title
Underworld London
Title remainder
crime and punishment in the capital city
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Arnold
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, through to the Gordon Riots and Highway robbery of the 18th century and the rise of prisons, the police and the Victorian era of incarceration. As well as the crimes, Arnold also looks at the grotesque punishments meted out to those who transgressed the law throughout London's history from the hangings, drawings and quarterings at Tyburn over 500 years to being boiled in oil at Smithfield. This popular historian also investigates the influence of London's criminal classes on the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, and ends up with our old favourites, the Krays and Soho gangs of the 50s and 60s. London's crimes have changed over the centuries, both in method and execution. Underworld London traces these developments, from the highway robberies of the eighteenth century, made possible by the constant traffic of wealthy merchants in and out of the city, to the beatings, slashings and poisonings of the Victorian era
  • British History
  • True Crime
Cataloging source
WLB
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Arnold, Catharine
Dewey number
364.9421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Crime
  • Punishment
Target audience
adult
Label
Underworld London : crime and punishment in the capital city, Catherine Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052137034
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781849832922
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861957894
Label
Underworld London : crime and punishment in the capital city, Catherine Arnold
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052137034
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781849832922
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861957894

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