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The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Donna Andrew

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the remarkable story of a complex forgery uncovered in London in 1775. The Perreau-Rudd case—filled with scandal, deceit, and mystery—preoccupied a public hungry for sensationalism. ... More


Passing Fair

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides the biographies of the central characters: Daniel and Robert Perreau and Mrs. Rudd. It notes that during and immediately after their trials, the Perreaus and their witnesses ... More


Debating the Law

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the legal controversy surrounding Mrs. Rudd's detention after the trial of Daniel Perreau. It notes that this act transformed what had been a scandal into a major legal ... More


To the Hanging Tree

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the public execution of seven men hanged for property offenses. It notes that these men were Lyon Abrahams and Saunders Alexander, convicted of burglary, George Lee, a handsome ... More


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