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The killing of Lord George : a tale of murder and deceit in Edwardian England  Cover Image Book Book

The killing of Lord George : a tale of murder and deceit in Edwardian England / Karl Shaw.

Shaw, Karl, (author.).


"The life and death of a 19th-century circus legend. On November 28, 1911 a retired showman died violently at his home in North London. Known to the world as Lord George Sanger, he was once the biggest name in show business, and was venerated as a national institution. The death of Britain's wealthiest showman read like a popular crime thriller: a merciless killer; a famous victim; sensational media headlines; a desperate manhunt laced with police incompetencies and a dramatic denouement few could have anticipated. But for over a century, questions have persisted about the murder. Weaving in the story of George's rise to fame and the history of Britain's entertainment industry, The Killing of Lord George uses previously unpublished archive material to reconstruct the events leading up to the death and reveal the true story behind the brutal crime that shocked Edwardian England." -- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9781785788468
  • ISBN: 1785788469
  • Physical Description: xiv, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Park Farm -- Press gang -- Manhunt -- Peep show -- Vine Street -- Lion queen -- Three persons butchered -- Bodies -- A lethal certainty -- Lord of the ring -- Autospy -- Elephant -- A very god of a man -- Inquest -- Winter -- Hubris -- The valet -- In plain sight -- False witness -- Epilogue.
Subject: Sanger, George, 1827-1911.
Sanger, George, 1827-1911 > Death and burial.
Murder > England > London > History > 20th century.
Murder > Investigation > England > London > History > 20th century.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch 364.1523 S225s 2022 (Text) 33126025182746 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/22/2023

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