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Chronicles of Bow Street Police-Office : With an Account of the Magistrates, 'Runners', and Police; and a Selection of the Most Interesting Cases - Percy Fitzgerald

Chronicles of Bow Street Police-Office

With an Account of the Magistrates, 'Runners', and Police; and a Selection of the Most Interesting Cases

Paperback Published: 8th December 2011
ISBN: 9781108036955
Number Of Pages: 422

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Percy Fitzgerald (18341925) was a prolific author, critic, painter and sculptor. He was born in Ireland and attended Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, and then Trinity College, Dublin. When he moved to London, he became a contributor to Charles Dickens' periodical Household Words. This two-volume work, published in 1888, gives a stirring account of the work of London's eighteenth-century law enforcers, the Bow Street Runners. Drawing on records of criminal cases, it tells how magistrates Henry Fielding and his blind half-brother Sir John Fielding helped to set up the Runners. Their actions dramatically reduced violent crime in the city and paved the way for the modern police force. Volume 1 covers the formation of the Runners and introduces the key players in the successes that followed. Volume 2 features a wide selection of fascinating cases including the Cato Street Conspiracy and the callous murder of William Weare.

A strange episode
Bow Street and the patent theatres
Bank and coach robberies
Accomplished swindlers
Various murders and robberies
The Greenwich tragedy
The murder of Weare
The Cato Street plot
The Queen's funeral in 1821
The resurrection men
Murder of the Italian boy
Sir J. Dean Paul and Co.
The Waterloo Bridge Mystery
Dr Bernard
Governor Eyre
The Baron de Vidil
'The Flowery Land' pirates
Muller
The Clerkenwell explosion
The female personators
Kurr and Benson
De Tourville's case
'The slate trick'
The dynamiters
The new police
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ISBN: 9781108036955
ISBN-10: 1108036953
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 8th December 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.53

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