The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime & Terror In Victorian London

The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime & Terror In Victorian London by Gilda O'Neill

By: Gilda O'Neill

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ISBN
9780141019383
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Paperback
Pages
304
 

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The nineteenth century was a time of growing awareness of the existence of an impoverished underclass - a terrifying demi-monde of criminals, tarts and no-hope low lifes. Uniformed gangs would 'hold their street' in violent clashes with opposing mobs, and foreign seamen would set up home close to the massive wealth of bonded warehouses - everyone knew about the alien hordes' propensity for making a living from thievery, opium, and whores . . .

Gilda O'Neill explores the teeming underbelly dwelling in the fog-bound streets, rat-infested slums, common lodging houses, boozers, penny gaffs and brothels in the heart of the greatest empire that the world has ever seen, revealing that Victoria's was actually a most unruly reign.
ISBN:
9780141019383
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 2007
Pages:
304

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