In the years since the 7/7 attacks on the London transport system, many poeple in Britain seem to have become convinced that we live in uniquely danbgerous times and that the threat from terrorism has never been greater. In fact, terrorist attackjs have been a feature of life in London for many years. The worst terrorist bombing in the capital before 7/7 took place in 1867, when twleve people were killed in an explosion in Clerkenwell. The first person to be killed in a bombing on the Tube died in 1897. From the deadly Fenian cmpaign against high-profile targets in the caiptal to the Anarchist bombing of the Royal Obsevratory in Greenwich, late nineteenth and early twentieth century London saw a constant succession of terrorist threats.
This book details the emergence of modern terrorism, a phenomeneon which has it's roots in Victorian London.
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