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Author Sinclair, Jenny, author

Title A walking shadow / Jenny Sinclair
Published Melbourne, Vic. : Arcade Publications, [2012]
Melbourne, Victoria : Arcade Publications, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  364.1524092 Oxford Sin/Wsh  AVAILABLE
Description 175 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 15 cm
regular print
Summary In 1840, eighteen-year-old Edward Oxford tried to kill the young Queen Victoria in the first of seven separate attempts on her life. While Oxford escaped the noose, he spent over 25 years in the notorious Bedlam mental asylum before being illegally exiled to Australia, where he assumed a new name and a new life - and took his secret to the grave. Journalist Jenny Sinclair uncovers Edward Oxford's complex double life in a tale of infamy and madness that spans the Victorian era, from Dickens' London to Marvellous Melbourne
Analysis Australian
Biography & autobiography
Notes "The remarkable double life of Edward Oxford"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175)
Subject Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Assassination attempts.
Freeman, John, 1822-1900
Freeman, John, 1822-approximately 1889
Oxford, Edward, 1822-1900
Authors, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography.
British -- Australia -- Biography.
English -- Australia -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Melbourne (Vic.) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780987239099
Other Titles Walking shadow : the remarkable double life of Edward Oxford