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