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Author Deary, Terry,
Title The peasants' revolting ... crimes : a disrespectful history of the criminal acts committed by the underclasses of Britain / Terry Deary.
Imprint Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England ; Havertown, PA, USA : Pen & Sword History, 2019.
©2019

Author Deary, Terry,
Series Peasants revolting ...
Subject Criminals -- Great Britain -- History.
Crime -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
Peasants -- Great Britain -- History.
Poor -- Great Britain -- History.
Add Title Crimes
Description 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
Note Includes index.
Summary Popular history writer Terry Deary takes us on a light-hearted and often humorous romp through the centuries with Mr & Mrs Peasant, recounting foul and dastardly deeds committed by the underclasses, as well as the punishments meted out by those on the right side' of the law. Discover tales of arsonists and axe-wielders, grave robbers and garroters, poisoners and prostitutes. Delve into the dark histories of beggars, swindlers, forgers, sheep rustlers and a whole host of other felons from the lower ranks of society who have veered off the straight and narrow. There are stories of highwaymen and hooligans, violent gangs, clashing clans and the witch trials that shocked a nation. Learn too about the impoverished workers who raised a riot opposing crippling taxes and draconian laws, as well as the strikers and machine-smashers who thumped out their grievances against new technologies that threatened their livelihoods. Britain has never been short of those who have been prepared to flout the law of the land for the common good, or for their own despicable purposes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781526745583 (electronic bk.)
1526745585 (electronic bk.)
9781526745576
1526745577
OCLC # 1150887338
Additional Format Print version: Deary, Terry. Peasants' revolting ... crimes. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England ; Havertown, PA, USA : Pen & Sword History, 2019 9781526745576 (OCoLC)1129475334



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