Ackroyd on London riots.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/peter-ackroyd-rioting-has-been-a-london-tradition-for-centuries-2341673.html

Ackroyd always wonderful – if you ain’t read his books start with Hawksmoor – an astonishing first novel. Buy it on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hawksmoor-Peter-Ackroyd/dp/0140171134

From his Indie interview:

“Rioting has always been a London tradition. It has been since the early Middle
Ages. There’s hardly a spate of years that goes by without violent rioting of
one kind or another. They happen so frequently that they are almost part of
London’s texture. The difference is that in the past the violence was more
ferocious, and the penalties were more ferocious – in most cases, death”


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