Bloody British History: Oxford
This is the history of Oxford as you have never encountered it before.The first historical record of Oxford laments that the city has been burnt to the ground by Vikings. Its religious houses were founded by a woman who blinded her would-be attacker. Its students were poverty-stricken desperados in perpetual armed conflict with the townsmen. One of its principal colleges, meanwhile, doubled as a slaughterhouse — and its richest streets and university edifices backed on to some of the most pestilential slums in England.With a mangled skeleton in every cupboard, this is the real story of the Oxford. Read it if you dare!
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AD 16435 The Sieges of Oxford
AD 16456 We Surrender
Oxfords First Whodunnit
AD 17141748 Riot at the Kings Head Tavern
Condemned to Hang Forever
AD 18321854 Death in Victorian Oxford
Death to Mayor Grubb
A Martyr of Life and Death
Black Assize and Black Death
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