Most Notorious Rogues

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ITEM CODE: 26975
The British Library

True crime with a difference: discover a roll call of over fifty of the 18th century’s worst villains in a republication of Captain Charles Johnso...
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The British Library

True crime with a difference: discover a roll call of over fifty of the 18th century’s worst villains in a republication of Captain Charles Johnson’s barnstorming book from 1734. Tall tales mix with courtroom reports and first-hand accounts in a curious blend of fact and fiction. Written to entertain, tantalise and tease: meet housebreakers, pickpockets, swindlers, poisoners and other murderous scoundrels, including the Scottish cannibal Sawney Beane; legendary jailbreaker Jack Shepherd; con artist Nan Hereford; master criminal Jonathan Wild, and many other infamous ne’er do wells. This book includes a selection of the original decorative images and a new introduction discussing the identity of the mysterious author.

Recreating the 1734 work, ‘A General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers, &tc. To which is added a genuine account of the voyages and plunders of the most notorious pyrates’.
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Hardback
24 x 16cm
346 pages
With 14 black-and-white illustrations
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