Monday, 20 April 2015

An A - Z of Victorian Crime and Culture - K is for...


K is for - Kidsman - an organiser or recruiter of child thieves - Fagin is Dicken's classic example...

K is for - Knap - to take or steal something, and the derivative of Kidnap is thought to have its origins in the word - originally as Kidknap.

K is for - Knob - an over and under game used to cheat gullible people out of money - often played at fairgrounds but also openly on streets.




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