172 x 240 x 5mm
What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by? This entertaining title in this new series gives an overview of the times and attitudes to 'secrets', and what was meant by a 'scandal'.
The series uncovers revelations of spies and plots, financial scandals, secrets of the royal bedchambers, dynastic tangles, and the exploits of both villains and so-called saints. Noble lords and ladies sampled the same pleasures and sometimes met the same ghastly fate as common criminals. Enemies of the state plotted and were plotted against, while a horrible fate awaited those found guilty of treason, hanged, drawn and quartered to the jeers of the mob. Assassins lurked in alleys, ghoulish body snatchers opened graves in the dead of night...This highly illustrated guide includes places associated with the stories.