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“She speaks with much dexterity”: the life of a female forger in early 18th century London

Leah Wilkinson was described as a ‘notorious old offender’ by the Navy in 1712. She had a long career as a forger and con-woman – with known criminal offences being committed over a 30 year duration. She made a living … Continue reading

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