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ENGLAND
Samuel Pepys
Elizabeth I
London's Underworld
Fleet Marriages.
The Cries of London
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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Thomas Savage
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A Profligate Apprentice who murdered a Fellow-Servant, was executed twice, and finally buried 28th of October, 1668.



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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Isaac Atkinson
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A Highwayman who specialised in robbing Lawyers. He followed the attorneys on the circuits and in eight months accosted more than 160 in the county of Norfolk alone, and took from them upwards of three thousand pounds. He was finally undone by an old woman and her mare.



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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Alice Arden
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Between 1549 and 1551 Alice Arden plotted savagely to murder her husband so that she could continue a scandalous liaison with her former lover. With the help of Black Will and Shakebag she and her lover finally had the man murdered in his own parlour. But they failed to cover their tracks in the snow and they and a host of accomplices were promptly arrested. They implicated an innocent man in their plot and, unable to convince the court of his innocence, he was executed. One of the gang, when apprehended years later, did clear his name but, of course, it was then too late.



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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Mary Carleton Part 2
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"THE GERMAN PRINCESS," Mary Carleton, was a Kentish Adventuress who travelled the Continent, acquired several Husbands, was tried more than once for polygamy but always managed to avoid a guilty verdict. During her heyday she was a feature of London's social scene and is mentioned in Pepys' Diary. In the end, she was undone by an unlucky chance. Here is part Two of her story.



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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Mary Carleton Part 1
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"THE GERMAN PRINCESS," Mary Carleton, was a Kentish Adventuress who travelled the Continent, acquired several Husbands, was tried more than once for polygamy but always managed to avoid a guilty verdict. During her heyday she was a feature of London's social scene and is mentioned in Pepys' Diary. In the end, she was undone by a plate. Here is part one of her story.



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