Crimes and misdemeanors: crimes that rocked the capital

Course Dates: 25/05/21 - 22/06/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Royal scandals, fraud, hoaxes & crime, this city has always had a darker underbelly. This course looks at some of the events that shocked and shaped the city.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £35.00

Course Code: HLW219

Tue, eve, 25 May - 22 Jun '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Throughout London’s history there have been events that have caused public outrage. From hoaxes, imposters,
clandestine liaisons, corrupt politicians & audacious crimes - London’s past is littered with scandals & cause
célèbre that have shocked (and titillated) London and it’s people. This course looks at some of those outrages from
history that have rocked Royalty, pummelled politics, shocked society, & entertained the masses.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Scandals in Bohemia
Curious Incidents
Napoleons of Crime
The Lowest and Vile.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

an increased knowledge of some of the more famous & infamous scandals that have effected the capital through its

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

An interest in London.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

online. Comprehensive handouts will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other London (Virtual) guided walks this summer and in September. Please see the City Lit website.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.