Julian Woodford

JULIAN WOODFORD was born in Burton-upon-Trent in 1963. Since graduating from the University of York he has combined a City career with a passion for London’s history. The Boss of Bethnal Green is his first book. Follow him @HistoryLondon.

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MEET THE REGENCY OVERLORD WHO SET THE TEMPLATE FOR CRIMINALITY AND CORRUPT POLITICS IN THE EAST END In his compelling and eloquent new biography, Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764 -1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enormous wealth while presiding over the creation of the poorest slums in Georgian […]