Villains and Victims of Leeds
Heroes, Villains and Victims of Leeds tells the
stories of the people who made Leeds the great Yorkshire
city it is today. Some were industrialists and businessmen
who stamped their name there, such as Montague Burton
and Edward Bains. Others were writers and artists
who made Leeds their source of inspiration.
On the dark side we love the villains: Mary Bateman
the prisoner, Charles Peasce the Killer and Lonie
Calvert, murdering liar and fantasist.
Most unusually, however, the book includes some forgotten
names: quiet, steady 'heroes' who add that solid,
dedicated work so necessary to civic urban community.
This is a book about some of the men and women who
made Leeds a powerful and fascinating City.