The London monster

a sanguinary tale by Jan Bondeson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia

Written in English
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Places:

  • London (England),
  • England,
  • London

Subjects:

  • Williams, Renwick.,
  • Williams, Renwick -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Criminals -- England -- London -- Biography.,
  • Women -- Crimes against -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.,
  • London (England) -- History -- 18th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-227) and index.

StatementJan Bondeson.
GenreTrials, litigation, etc., Biography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6248.W485 B65 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 237 p. :
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6792160M
ISBN 100812235762
LC Control Number00056789

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