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Like a King Without a Crown

Ikey Solomon had it all: beautiful wife, four children, successful business, fame and respect. The trouble was that Ikey’s jewellery shop in Spitalfields was really a front for all manner of illegal activity. Arrested for theft and receiving in 1827, Ikey knew he was facing a long prison term or worse. His daring escape set in motion a series of events that were truly ‘stranger than fiction’.

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