The gory history of Temple Bar in London where severed heads of traitors once adorned the top of it

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If you enjoyed the BBC series¬†Taboo –¬†you’re probably wondering what London was really like at that time. That violent drama is set in 1814, the late Georgian period, and as luck would have it, I own several guides to London from the first two decades of the nineteenth century. One from 1804 is especially descriptive […]

Children brutally punished for stealing in 18th century England