Bloody British History

Bloody British History Leeds - Bloody British History

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Synopsis

Phantom in the library! The bizarre true story of a Victorian haunting revealed! King cholera! The day that death came to the Dock family! Exploding mummies! The weirdest events of the blitz examined! A Yorkshire tragedy: Fifteenth-century murder at Calverley Hall! Leeds has one of the darkest histories on record. From the fatal Dripping Riot of 1865, sparked by the theft of two pounds of congealed fat, to the violin-playing killer Charles Peace, said to still haunt the city's prison cells, you will find all manner of horrible events inside this book. With plague and disease in the city slums, dreadful disasters in Roundhay Park, and riots in the city centre, this is the real story of Yorkshire's first city.

Book information

ISBN: 9780752487373
Publisher: The History Press
Imprint: The History Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.819
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 96 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 254g
Height: 234mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 8mm