Queens of the Underworld

Hardback edition released 14/10/2021

by Caitlin Davies

Queens of the Underworld Synopsis

'This book is an extremely important part of women's social history. Read it!' - Maxine Peake Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, Ronnie Biggs, the Krays ... All have become folk heroes, glamorised and romanticised, even when they killed. But where are their female equivalents? Where are the street robbers, gang leaders, diamond thieves, gold smugglers and bank robbers? Queens of the Underworld reveals the incredible story of female crooks from the seventeenth century to the present. From Moll Cutpurse to the Black Boy Alley Ladies, from jewel thief Emily Lawrence to bandit leader Elsie Carey and burglar Zoe Progl, these were charismatic women at the top of their game. But female criminals have long been dismissed as either not 'real women' or not 'real criminals', and in the process their stories have been lost. Caitlin Davies unravels the myths, confronts the lies and tracks down modern-day descendants in order to tell the truth about their lives for the first time.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780750993173
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Caitlin Davies
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Biography: historical, political and military

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ISBN: 9780750993173
Publication date: 14/10/2021
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About Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies is a novelist, non-fiction writer, award-winning journalist and teacher. She is the author of six novels and six non-fiction books. Her books include 'Bad Girls: a History of Rebels and Renegades', a history of Holloway Prison.

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