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  • 25 May 2022
    Alistair Robinson

    Victorians, Vagrancy and One-way Tickets to Rwanda

    On 14 May Boris Johnson announced that preparations have been made to ship 50 ‘illegal’ immigrants from the UK to Rwanda, a country to which they have no connection. This is a cruel and baffling piece of policy, but it is not without precedent. In the late eighteenth century, Black loyalists who had fought for […]

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  • 1 Feb 2016
    A London crowd

    London Lives Revealed: Charlotte Walker

    Throughout the week we will feature a ‘life in a day’, beginning with Charlotte Walker, a recidivist pickpocket who was rarely punished Charlotte Walker, c. 1754-1806 Charlotte Walker was a prostitute and pickpocket who had a long and eventful career in the St Giles area of London.[1] Over a twenty-four year period, Charlotte appeared twelve times […]

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