The Armstrong Girl Paperback

A Child for Sale: the Battle Against the Victorian Sex Trade

by Cathy Le Feuvre;


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The Armstrong Girl is the story of the 1885 sex scandal and the Christians who fought for an essential change in the law

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The Armstrong Girl

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In November 1885 Victorian England was scandalised by a court case which lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. 

In the Old Bailey dock was the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. 

The group was accused of abducting a 13 year old girl, Eliza Armstrong. The group had set up the scheme to expose the trade in young girls. 

The resulting scandal triggered a massive petition and the raising of the Age of Consent from 13 to 16. Many MPs and other men in positions of power were furious, and the campaigners were indicted under the 1861 Abduction Act. Booth would be acquitted, but others went to prison, martyrs for justice. 

The Armstrong Girl is the story of that scandal, and of the Christians who fought for this essential change in the law.

The Armstrong Girl by Cathy Le Feuvre was published by Lion Hudson Plc in June 2015 and is our 61707th best seller. The ISBN for The Armstrong Girl is 9780745956992.

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Page last updated 22nd May 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (June 2015)
Weight295g
Number of Pages288
Thickness25 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9780745956992
ISBN-100745956998
Product Code4306461
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