The Pubs of Portsmouth From Old Photographs

The Pubs of Portsmouth From Old Photographs

A Quite Remarkable Man

A Quite Remarkable Man

Queen Victoria's Stalker

The Strange Story of the Boy Jones

Publication Date15th May 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages160

Illustrations47

Height198

Width124

This book tells the full story of the Boy Jones, one of the first celerity stalkers in history
RRP: £12.99 Online Price £11.69
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445606972
After her coronation in 1838, Queen Victoria was a frightened young woman. She was relentlessly pursued by a weird teenager, Edward, 'the Boy' Jones, who had an uncanny ability to sneak into Buckingham Palace without being detected. Once, he broke into her bedroom and stole her underwear, and at least twice he sat on the throne. 'If he had come into my bedroom, how frightened I would have been', the Queen wrote in her journal after the Boy Jones had been hauled out from underneath a sofa in her dressing room. This book tells the full story of the Boy Jones, one of the first celerity stalkers in history: his heady days as a media celebrity, and the long and bitter years as a Britain's galley slave, imprisoned without charge or trial. It suggests that 'stalking' is not a modern phenomenon, rather a relabeling of aberrant human behaviour that has been known for centuries. It also raises the moral question of what lengths the authorities should go to 'remove' some royal stalker or potential assassin, since the Boy Jones was held captive in breach of habeas corpus for longer than any wartime fascist, IRA member or Moslem terrorist. Includes 47 Illustrations
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