Tag: Jonathan Wild

Greatness vs. Goodness in Henry Fielding’s “Jonathan Wild” (1743)

In Henry Fielding’s novel, there was no difference between the great men in high life and those in low life.

Jonathan Wild – London’s First Mob Boss

Whilst most people generally conceive of organised crime as being a distinctly modern, 20th-century, phenomenon, it has a longer history than first assumed. This post uses the theoretical framework of modern-day criminology to analyse the organised crime network established by Jonathan Wild in London in the early 18th century.