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  • 5 Feb 2016
    The Old Bailey - Ben Sutherland via Creative Commons.

    London Lives Revealed: George Barrington

    All this week on fifteeneightyfour we are reconstructing the lives of eighteenth century Londoners who feature in, London Lives a new book which examines the daily lives of the poor and criminal in eighteenth century London, including thieves, paupers, prostitutes and highwaymen, and shows how their actions influenced the pace and direction of change in social policy.

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  • 2 Feb 2016
    Workhouse. Photo: steve p2008 via Creative Commons.
    Robert Shoemaker

    London Lives Revealed: Jane Vobe

    Jane Vobe, b. 1775 The fifth of six children of a pauper family, Jane Vobe was cared for by her parish for six years, until she ran away from her apprenticeship. Family and Early Life Jane Vobe, the daughter of Jane and Thomas Vobe, was born in the parish of St Martin in the Fields […]

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  • 1 Feb 2016
    A London crowd

    London Lives Revealed: Charlotte Walker

    Throughout the week we will feature a ‘life in a day’, beginning with Charlotte Walker, a recidivist pickpocket who was rarely punished Charlotte Walker, c. 1754-1806 Charlotte Walker was a prostitute and pickpocket who had a long and eventful career in the St Giles area of London.[1] Over a twenty-four year period, Charlotte appeared twelve times […]

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