Always up to 75% off publishers' prices

The Thieves of Threadneedle Street

The Victorian Fraudsters Who Almost Broke the Bank of England

Nicholas Booth

Although still in his twenties, Austin Bidwell was an experienced international criminal at the time of his arrest for a fraud on the Bank of England in 1873. Based on original sources, including court transcripts, this is the story of the American con man and his four co-conspirators who successfully passed off bills of exchange until a small mistake led to their arrest and a trial that exposed the fragility of the financial system.
Postscript description

RRP £20.00

£7.99

✓ In stock

Free UK delivery on orders over £25

Product information:
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 243x164mm
  • ISBN: 9780752493404
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
Product code:
505179
Product information
Delivery information

UK

Free UK standard delivery on all online orders over £25

All orders (standard delivery)‭: ‬£3.00

Next day‭ (orders placed between 2pm Mon - Fri): ‬£6.00

Standard delivery‭: ‬3-5‭ ‬working days‭ (‬Highlands and Islands 5-7‭ ‬working days‭)‬

Next day delivery‭: ‬Available all UK excluding Highlands and Islands

Collect your order from a local shop – prices and delivery times as above

Overseas

All orders‭: ‬delivery costs for orders outside the UK are based on country of destination and product weight.

You can view your overseas delivery cost using the Summary section within the Basket‭.‬

For more information on delivery/overseas orders please refer to our Delivery Information.