On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: A Grim Almanac of Georgian London

Another new book is by Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow and due to be published on 9th January 2012, £14.99 978-0-7524-6170-0

Georgian London II
Image by Dr Max via Flickr

It outlines a day-to-day catalogue of dreadful deeds, brutal murders and strange occurrences from Georgian London.  The Georgian era was perhaps one of the most shocking, gory, vice-ridden and downright surprising in the capital’s history. From the anaconda attack at the Tower of London to the decapitated head in the churchyard of St Margaret’s in Westminster, A Grim Almanac of Georgian London explores the lurid history of the capital with tales that will terrify, disgust and delight visitors and residents alike. With a macabre and often bloody tale for every day of the year, Graham Jackson & Cate Ludlow delve into the most grisly tales that eighteenth and nineteenth century London has to offer.

· Over 366 famous murders explored—along with all manner of strange events and horrible happenings.
· A unique collection of true-crime stories from one of the most forgotten, but highly eventful, periods in British history.
· Based on the authors’ extensive collection of 18th and 19th century books.
· Includes over 100 rare illustrations from true-crime publications of the age.

Cate Ludlow is a Commissioning Editor at The History Press. She has been collecting rare books from the Georgian and Victorian eras for several years, and her previous titles include Dickens’ Dreadful Almanac.

 

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Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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