You are warmly invited to join us for an exciting talk about the Westminster underworld by acclaimed author Catharine Arnold. This is the third talk in the fifth season of the Westminster History Club, set up to raise funds for scholarly research into the history of Westminster by the Victoria County History. The Club meets in the Lord Mayor’s Reception Rooms, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1. This is a social event, held four times a year, with a glass of wine and a talk on some aspect of the history of Westminster by a guest speaker. The event starts at 7pm. All welcome but please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets are £10 at the event.
Westminster has always had its lively and dangerous characters, from Guy Fawkes to King of Soho Paul Raymond. As the home of the Bow Street Runners and New Scotland Yard, Westminster also has a vital role in the history of London’s law enforcement. Join us as Catharine Arnold visits Westminster’s dark side and introduces a rogue’s gallery of plotters, prostitutes and playboys, and the dedicated police officers who kept them on their toes.
Speaker – Catharine Arnold is author of the London Quartet, published by Simon & Schuster: Necropolis: London and its dead; Bedlam: London and its Mad; Underworld London: Crime and Punishment; and Globe: Life in Shakespeare’s London.