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Fishermen, randies and fraudsters: Crime in 19th century Aberdeen and the North East

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Fishermen, randies and fraudsters: Crime in 19th century Aberdeen and the North East - Archibald, Malcolm
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Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century. The city was plagued by a plethora of prostitutes, ravaged by riots and aggravated by assaults. There were streets such as Shuttle Lane which respectable people were well advised not to enter; a military garrison that could be more trouble than it was worth and dead bodies buried behind a girl's school. Trying to keep the city under control were the ...

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Fishermen, randies and fraudsters: Crime in 19th century Aberdeen and the North East 2014, Black and White Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845027445

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