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Author Evans, Karen (Historian), author.

Title Grim Almanac of Birmingham [electronic resource] / Karen Evans.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
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Summary Discover 366 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes, and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a 19th-century horse meat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in the eye with a table fork, and the lightning storm which hit a fog-signaling factory, setting off 43,000 explosions. Here are true accounts of fires, catastrophes, murders, and executions. If you have ever wondered what nasty goings-on occurred in the Birmingham of yesteryear, then this is the book for you.
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Subject Crime -- England -- Birmingham -- History.
Birmingham (England) -- History -- Chronology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Evans, Karen (Historian). Grim almanac of Birmingham. Stroud : The History Press, 2015. 9780750959605 (pbk.) : (Uk)017094384
ISBN 9780750964555 (e-pub)
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