Description - Victorian Secrets and Scandals by Brian Williams
Looking behind the high-mindedness and the low shadow world to explore the secret and scandalous world of the Victorians What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by? This entertaining title in this new series gives an overview of the times and attitudes to 'secrets', and what was meant by a 'scandal'. Fourth in the series, following on from 'Medieval Secrets and Scandals' 'Tudor Secrets and Scandals' 'Royal Secrets and Scandals' The series uncovers revelations of infidelity, murder, poisonings and corruption. In the context of Victorian propriety the tales in this book are even more startling. Detailing scandalous celebrities and poor 'unfortunates'. From those upstairs and down, to those dwelling in the slums, they all sampled the same pleasures and sometimes met the same ghastly fate, and the new defamatory popular press gleefully printed the most lurid tales. SELLING POINTS: This guide includes photographs and illustrations to bring life to the stories within From grand houses to backstreet slums, this book reveals lurid tales of scandal, public and private. Over 50 illustrations
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Format: Paperback / softback
(240mm x 172mm x 3mm)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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Author Biography - Brian Williams
Brian Williams is the author of Tudor Secrets & Scandals and Medieval Secrets & Scandals.
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