Confronting the Crime Wave

Demobilization and Disorder in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain
Author(s): 
Rogers, Nicholas
ISBN: 
9780300169621
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£29.95

After the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of unemployed and sometimes unemployable soldiers and seamen found themselves on the streets of London ready to roister the town and steal when necessary. In this book, the author explores the moral panic associated with this rapid demobilization.