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Author Name    BUDWORTH, Geoffrey

Title   THE RIVER BEAT. The Story of London's River Police since 1798.

Binding   hardcover

Book Condition   FINE

Jacket Condition   FINE

Edition   1st

Size   4to

Publisher   London Historical Publications 1997

Seller ID   30196

144pp. Illus. in text. A finely illustrated edition covering the history of the Marine Police (1798-1839) and Thames Division (1839 to the present), published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of London's river police, founded by Patrick Colquhoun and John Harriott in 1798 to deal with the rampant pilfering and wilful damage that occurred in the corrupt and chaotic Port of London. Peel's Metropolitan Police used the River Police as a model for its structure. Foreword by Sir Paul Condon. Appendices list Roll of Honour, Divisional Chief Officers with Further Reading and Index.

true crime criminology maritime river police history law enforcement Port of London River Thames history

Price = 12.00 GBP

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