FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN LONDON'S WEST END

Author: Howse (Geoffrey)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Wharncliffe
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781845630010
Price: 6.00
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Softcover. London's West End is associated with fashion and glamour but for centuries it has had a far darker side. The author has uncovered an astonishing catalogue of sinister deeds, some of them famous but others long forgottten. Earlier cases include the execution of Scottish patriots (1305/6) and 3 monks who dared to question the supremacy of Henry VIII in 1535. Such eventa attracted great public attention, as did the exttraordinary execution of Charles I in 1649 and, in 1820, the hanging and mutilation of the Cato Street Conspirators. The foul murder of the famous actor William Terriss, by a madman, in 1897, is featured as are several notable cases from the 20th century including the horrific wartime murders of Gordon Cummins, the strange disappearances of the socialist MP Victor Grayson and Lord Lucan, the Charing Cross Trunk Murder as well as the mysterious death of boxer Freddie Mills. Illus., Sources and Index. 192pp. 8vo. Fronm the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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