The Nymphs of the Pavement: Sin, Scandal and Vice in Victorian Lincolnshire (Paperback)
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The Nymphs of the Pavement: Sin, Scandal and Vice in Victorian Lincolnshire (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 05/05/2014
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In 1842 the mayor lamented, `There is more debauchery in Lincoln than in any other town of its size in the kingdom.' Lincoln Races was a magnet for vice: by 1828, one newspaper reported up to 500 `thieves, prostitutes and gamblers' on the course. But as the century progressed, market towns such as Louth, Horncastle and the ports of Boston and Grimsby began to report growing numbers of `fallen women' from the neighbouring villages, where poverty ran rife. This book explores an extraordinary underworld of `unfortunates' and bon vivants, all held in the thrall of the brothel-keepers - most of whom were female. Informative, tragic, compassionate and surprising, it reveals some incredible truths about life in Victorian Lincolnshire.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750958400
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm

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