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Marylebone Lives: Rogues, Romantics and Rebels

Edited by: Mark Riddaway, Carl Upsall

ISBN13: 9781910151037
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £14.95

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Marylebone has been home to its fair share of rogues, villains and eccentrics, and their stories are told here. The authors also want to remind the reader that alongside the glamour of Society, there has also been hardship and squalor in the parish, as was graphically illustrated in Charles Booth's poverty maps of London in 1889.

Over the past 10 years the Marylebone Journal has printed historical essays on the people, places, and events that have helped shape the character of the area. Some are commemorated with a blue plaque, but many are not. This is not a check-list of the grandees of Marylebone, though plenty appear in these pages.

The essays have been grouped into themes of: history, politicians and warriors, culture and sport (from pop music and television to high art), love and marriage (stories from romance to acrimonious divorce), criminals, science and medicine, buildings and places, and the mad bad and dangerous to know ‒ those whose stories don't fit a convenient box but are too good not to tell.

Legal History
1. Politicians & Warriors
2. Culture and Sport
3. Love & Marriage
4. Crimes & Misdemeanours;
The Revolution at Cato Street
The Great London Diamond Robbery of 1871
The Public Destruction of Dr Stephen Ward
Jacob Henriques and the Body in the Barrel
The Lady Thief of Portman Square
The Memoirs of a Marylebone Judge
Viscount Galway and the Gambling Den
The US Ambassador's Deception
The Suspicious Death of Dr Gordon Ley
5. Science & Medicine
6. Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
7. Buildings & Places;