Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices: Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century
Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the 18th century and today they offer some fascinating perspectives on the period. This book reproduces a number of these biographies including those of street robbers, pickpockets, burglars, horse thieves and confidence tricksters. Each biography is prefaced with background historical information, and thoroughly footnote...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 22nd 1992 by Routledge
(first published January 10th 1992)
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