Monsters and Moral Panic in 18th and 19th Century London

Jan Bonderson describes a bizarre series of assaults on London ladies in 1790, and explores the effects of this and other heinous crime epidemics on the capital.

'The Monster disappointed of his Afternoon Luncheon, or Porridge Potts preferable to Cork Rumps': a bawdy cartoon published at the height of the monster maniaIn the early months of 1712, rumours

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