Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution by Tony Henderson

By Tony Henderson

this is often the 1st full-length learn of prostitution in London in the course of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries. it's a compelling account, exposing the genuine lives of the capital's prostitutes, and in addition laying off mild on London society as a complete, its policing structures and its attitudes in the direction of the feminine city terrible. Drawing at the data of London's parishes, jury files, experiences from Southwark gaol in addition to different assets that have been ignored through historians, it presents a desirable examine for all these drawn to Georgian society.

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