Download The Regency Underworld Sutton History Classics Mobi ¼ 194 pages ò Naturaltreatment

Book The Regency Underworld Sutton History Classics

Download The Regency Underworld Sutton History Classics Mobi ¼ 194 pages ò Naturaltreatment Ä Regency England is at least in the popular imagination the world of Pride and Prejudice and Vanity Fair Elegant terraces were populated by beautiful women and handsome men who read the Es startling contrasts in which the aristocracy even royalty rubbed shoulders with all manner of crooks vice pedlars and 'unfortunates' This revised edition has a new introduction by the author and is extensively re illustrated with a variety of contemporary prints portraits and cartoons to bring the period and the characters to life It's a sad truth when having finished Low's work I realize that I've learned about thieves' cant resurrection men cracksmen and the like from the better researched romance novels than I did The Regency Underworld Low touches on many fascinating topics but largely sticks to the surface level or segues off into discussions of famous Regency personalities who seem out of place here Overall it's moderately entertaining stuff if a bit drily written but Low's no Virgil and one can't help but wonder how this Underworld might have read with a better guide

Donald A. Low Û The Regency Underworld Sutton History Classics Pdf

Regency England is at least in the popular imagination the world of Pride and Prejudice and Vanity Fair Elegant terraces were populated by beautiful women and handsome men who read the works of Byron and Keats and discussed the latest offering by Constable to be seen at the Royal Academy But in the shadows of these upper class pursui I know very little about Regency England so this book was an eye opener for me It truly was not a great time to live especially if you were poor Gin gambling and a class structure that still endures today Albeit not as strong Resurrection men Royal philandering and sentenced to death for stealing almost anything I liked the last chapter the best with the description of four famous characters and their stories

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The Regency Underworld Sutton History ClassicsTs there lurked a pulsating urban underworld where crime and vice of every kind flourishedThe Regency Underworld takes us into this often forgotten world and draws on a wide range of contemporary sources including unpublished notebooks to provide a vivid picture of criminals at work during the period 1800 30 It was a world of sometim Read this for researching my historical fiction WIP It is a little dry but is a good overview of the various vices of the time The most amusing parts were toward the end when the crimes detailed weren't the lower class thievery and roughhousing but instead mannered complicated exploits related to bigamy forgery embezzlement affairs of convenience and blackmail naturally involving royalty and nobility It also provides an extensive reading list at the end for people who want to explore Regency England in depth