The secret history of Georgian London

how the wages of sin shaped the capital by Dan Cruickshank

Publisher: RH Books in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 654 Downloads: 739
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Subjects:

  • Prostitution -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century,
  • Architecture, Georgian -- England -- London,
  • City planning -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century,
  • London (England) -- Moral conditions -- History -- 18th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 613-632) and index.

Statementby Dan Cruickshank.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ186 .C78 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 654 p. :
Number of Pages654
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23998391M
ISBN 101847945376
ISBN 109781847945372
LC Control Number2009674539

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