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Hidden Dublin

Hidden Dublin

Frank Hopkins

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Hidden Dublin is a gripping new collection of true stories that create a vivid picture of violent crime in the Dublin of old. as well as introducing the reader to the scandalous and fantastic lives of infamous criminals and other leading Dublin personalities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Hidden Dublin introduces the reader to the scandalous and fantastic lives of infamous criminals and other leading Dublin personalities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Criminal incidents, accidents, whippings, beatings, jail escapes and hangings were all part of Dublin’s ‘brilliant parade’ in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including actors, clergymen, scientists, politicians and rogues and rascals of every hue. Hopkins describes the poverty, soup kitchens, food riots, street beggars and workhouses that were all a feature of Dublin life.

He also introduces us to the weird, wonderful and often downright strange customs and pastimes of Dubliners stretching back to the Middle Ages, such as the ‘bearing of balls’ annual parade by the city’s bachelors and the ritual humiliation of would-be bridegrooms at the bullring.

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Author Frank Hopkins
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date 18 Feb 2008
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781856355919

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