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Talk Writeidea Festival: Julian Woodford - The Boss of Bethnal Green

Writeidea Festival: Julian Woodford - The Boss of Bethnal Green

Synopsis

Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764–1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enormous wealth while presiding over the creation of the poorest slums in Regency London. Ruling Spitalfields and Bethnal Green from his base in Brick Lane for half a century, Merceron gave the East End a reputation for ruthlessness and corruption that has lingered ever since.


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Sat 18 Nov 2017, 1:00pm

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Venue details

Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road
London
E1 1BU
The Arts Council
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