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Were things really better in the ‘good old days’.

The Victorian era is often thought of as an age of propriety, inventions and the British stiff upper lip.

However, in a world of extremes between the rich and poor, for most people it was often hellish, violent and filled with death.

In The Good Old Days she reveals exactly what it was like for those on the streets that history has forgotten. Meet:

The madame whose mysterious East End chambers were visited nightly by the aristocracy.

The…


The Good Old Days Poverty Crime And Terror In Victorian London

ISBN 10 : 1541133277
ISBN 13 : 9781541133273

Were things really better in the 'good old days'. The Victorian era is often thought of as an age of propriety, inventions and the British stiff upper lip. However, in a world of e..


The Good Old Days

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ISBN 13 : 9781405617406

'The Good Old Days' is a vivid tour through London's grimy slums and brothels, and the violence and vice of the Victorian underclass...


Eliminate The Impossible

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"Sherlock Holmes, arguably the most famous fictional private detective, is known to many purely through his appearances on film. However he had a life on the page long before he ma..


Victorian London

ISBN 10 : 9781466863477
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To Londoners, the years 1840 to 1870 were years of dramatic change and achievement. As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to build railway lines and sta..


The Victorians

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People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A. N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been..


Lunatics Imbeciles And Idiots

ISBN 10 : 1473879035
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In the first half of the nineteenth century, treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change. No longer manacled, chained and treated like wild animal..


Hackney Child

ISBN 10 : 9781471129872
ISBN 13 : 147112987X

At the age of nine, Hope Daniels walked into Stoke Newington Police Station with her little brothers and asked to be taken into care. Home life was intolerable: both of Hope's pare..