Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Mary Frith the Case of Mary Carleton

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Accused of transvestism and trickery, indicted for bigamy and hanged for robbery, Mary Carleton, the German Princess, was the most notorious female rogue of her time. Mary Frith, alias Mal Cutpurse, was a similarly spectacular transgressor: a resident of London's infamous Alsatia district, a criminal sanctuary between Fleet Street and the Thames, she was renowned for strolling the streets of seventeenth-century London in men's clothes. The Case of Mary Carleton and The Life and Death of Mary Frith , are reprinted here ...

Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Mary Frith the Case of Mary Carleton 1995, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814782149

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