Chronicles of Bow Street Police-Office 2 Volume Set

With an Account of the Magistrates, 'Runners', and Police; and a Selection of the Most Interesting Cases
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2011. Sonstiges. 780 S.
Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-1-108-03696-2
Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm
Gewicht: 1100 g
In englischer Sprache
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Percy Fitzgerald (1834-1925) 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.
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