Beggars, Cheats and Forgers

A history of frauds through the ages

David Thomas

 
Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16-page plate section
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781593271

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 160
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Overview
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Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Former Director of Technology at the National Archives, David Thomas has delved into the archives to uncover unusual tales, from Tudor identity theft to the Spanish Prisoner letter scam of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book provides an fresh take on criminal history and the roots of identity theft, email scams and pyramid schemes still employed by criminals today.

About The Author
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David Thomas is the former Director of Technology at the National Archives, where he was responsible for systems, the online catalogue, the website and the preservation of digital records. He has a long-standing interest in crime, imprisonment and poverty and has written extensively on these topics for family history magazines. He is the author of Beggars Cheats and Forgers: A History of Frauds Through the Ages (Pen & Sword, 2014).

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