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Tales from the hanging court

Author: Tim Hitchcock; Robert Brink Shoemaker
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press, 2006.
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From everyday customs to violent transgression, 'Tales from the Hanging Court' paints a vivid picture of what it was like to live in London 200 years ago, from the dark alleys to the glittering thoroughfares.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchcock, Tim, 1957-
Tales from the hanging court.
London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)741494700
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Hitchcock; Robert Brink Shoemaker
ISBN: 9780340913741 0340913746
OCLC Number: 70844426
Description: xx, 265 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Tim Hitchcock & Robert Shoemaker.

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Using real-life courtroom dramas from centuries past, the authors describe 18th century London in fascinating and often lurid detail  Read more...

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'I loved this book and found it utterly compelling.' Kathryn Hughes, author of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton 'Hitchcock and Shoemaker feel no need to jazz up this rich period detail to Read more...

 
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