Item description for Grave-Robbers, Cut-Throats and Poisoners of London (Of London series) by Helen Smith...
London has been one of the richest breeding grounds for the master criminal, not least Jonathan Wild, self-appointed Thieftaker General, and London's biggest crime lord. Who were the graverobbers and why did the craze for digging up corpses stop almost overnight? Why did so many Victorian children steal? Why was the petty thief Jack Sheppard such a huge celebrity in Georgian London? How did modern technology help capture the infamous poisoner Dr Crippen? Delve into the fascinating history of London's criminal past.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
ISBN 1904153003 ISBN13 9781904153009