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Riassunto: For centuries London's East End has been associated with some of the worst elements of human depravity, where foul deeds and murder were commonplace; and in 1888 the area's notoriety was added to by the horrific murders committed by Jack the Ripper. The East End was populated by people crammed together in close knit communities. As the East End had grown from the ancient villages along the river, so much of the village atmosphere remained and rivalry existed throughout the area despite there being some of the worst depravity and vilest slums to be found anywhere in the country. For instance the residents of Bethnal Green looked down their noses at those from Hoxton, barely half a mile away. During the 1930's after the depression a Government report estimated 60% of the children in Bethnal Green suffered from malnutrition and 85% of the housing was unsatisfactory. These were the times when the notorious Kray Twins were cutting their teeth. For centuries the East End's notoriety for foul deeds has remained unsurpassed in the annals of crime in this country. This claim to fame, is not without justification, as the pages of this book show.
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Descrizione libro Wharncliffe Books, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 2043174
Descrizione libro Wharncliffe Books, 2005. Softcover / Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. First edition. Softcover. For centuries the site of many of London's docks, and historically one of the capital's poorest areas, the East End has also been associated with some of the worst elements of human depravity, a place where foul deeds and murder were commonplace. The murder of Harriet Louisa Lane at 215 Whitechapel Road in 1874 is a particularly dreadful case; and in 1903 sinister goings on in Church Road, Leyton, followed by a grisly discovery in the garden of No. 89, created quite a stir. But it was in 1888 that the East End's notoriety was added to by the horrific murders committed by Jack the Ripper. This book presents an account of some of the East End's darker past, contrasting well-known cases with lesser known but nonetheless equally despicable crimes. Chapter headings include : Foul Deeds Within the Precincts of the Tower of London & on Tower Hill; Ratcliffe Highway Murder, 1811; Henry Wainwright and the Murder of Harriet Lane, 1874-75; Jack the Ripper, 1888; Rival Butchers Fight in Whitechapel, 1893; William Seaman and the Turner Street Murders, 1896; Garrotting in the East End, 1897 & 1899; Whitechapel Ruffians Find their Match, 1897; Edgar Edwards and the Murder of the Darby Family, 1902; Foul Murder in the Lord Nelson, Whitechapel, 1903; Vile Murder and Suicide, a Family Wiped Out in Walthamstow, 1903 + much, much more. Illus., Sources & Bibliog. + Index. 192pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. Codice libro della libreria 11304
Descrizione libro Wharncliffe Books, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New copy. Order before 10am for same (working) day dispatch. Orders will be dispatched by 1st Class post, heavier items by 2nd Class or courier. Standard mail will be dispatched by 2nd Class post or Parcel Force. Overseas orders will be dispatched by priority airmail. Codice libro della libreria mon0000010655
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 3279450
Descrizione libro Wharncliffe Books, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1903425719