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The London monster : terror on the streets in 1790

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Stroud : Tempus, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1788 and 1790 a bizarre serial attacker known as the London Monster assaulted more than 50 women in the capital. During his two-year reign of terror the London Monster became a psychopathic celebrity, both celebrated and condemned in plays, newspapers and caricatures. The farcical search for the Monster culminated in the arrest and trial of a young Welshman named Rhynwick Williams, who, despite good alibis,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bondeson
ISBN: 075243327X 9780752433271
OCLC Number: 60371262
Notes: Originally published: London: Free Association, 2000.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jan Bondeson.

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