In 19th Century London, a city of reeking pestilence, 500 people went weekly to an early grave - the victims of desease. 200 offences were punishable by death, and the law and its severity terrified all who fell foul of it.
Chilling True Tales of Old London
The tales in this book recall the reality of life in 19th century London. In a city of reeking pestilence, five hundred people went weekly to an early grave - the victims of disease. The fears of violence and plunder were always in mind, with the evil-hearted infesting the narrow courts and alleyways. Villany and vice abounded and the highwaymen, housebreakers, cardsharp and counterfeiter hatched their plots in the capital's many alehouses.
Author: Keith Johnson