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Believers in Vicotiral slums

Historian Sarah Wise talks about victorian slums


Theosophy, the esoteric order founded c. 1885 by Madame Blavatsky, influenced the arts more than has been appreciated: Wassily Kandinsky, for example, was deeplTonight, historian Sarah Wise takes us into the dark side of Victorian London, and the life in the slums, unearthing the lives of the underworld — and in particular we find out what people believed and what they believed in, taking in conventional and uncoventional faith and what some called superstitions. A vibrant and engaging speaker, this talk specially for Treadwell's draws upon work done for her book, The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum. Other books include Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England and The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London.


Speaker(s):

Dr Sarah Wise | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 April 2013 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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Tickets:

£7

Available from:

Treadwell's bookshop
To book your space give us a call us on 02074198507 or send us an email at info@treadwells-london.com

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