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Sheffield Crimes

A Gruesome Selection of Victorian Cases

By (author) Margaret Drinkall
Genres: True crime
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Jan 2011
Dimensions: w 150mm h 234mm d 5mm
Weight: 235g
ISBN-10: 0752458205
ISBN-13: 9780752458205
Barcode No: 9780752458205
Synopsis
This volume collects together the most shocking criminal cases from Sheffield's Victorian newspapers. These grisly cases will transport the horrified reader back to a time where horse-drawn carriages clattered through the streets of the city, and the town's gin palaces and music halls teemed with thieves, drunkards and fallen women. In an age where the gap between rich and poor was enormous, crime was understandably rife - and the penalties for it dreadful. Filled with infamous historical cases - including grave robbing, murder, poisoning, bigamy, and daring jewel and garrotte robberies - and richly illustrated with photographs from private collections and from the local archives, Sheffield Crimes will fascinate residents, visitors and historians alike.

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