Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Nicholas Blunt was a Counterfeit Crank; that is, he pretended to be a sick person who went by the name of Nicholas Genings. The man pictured here (in and out of disguise) was caught, and “whip’t at a cart’s tail” through London. An entry from 'Old England: A Pictorial Museum'. Link…


barefootliam said...

Thanks for the link :-)

From the accounts I've read, Mr. Blunt escaped capture more than once, so the whipping was at least in part out of frustration I think, and not only because of the fraud!

Liam (editor of From Old Books)

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