In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be amazed by the incredible exploits of “Colonel” Thomas Blood, a thief, kidnapper, con man, turncoat, impersonator, traitor, and rogue who attempted the heist of the century when he tried to steal the Crown Jewels of England.
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Images: Gilray, James. Blood and co., setting fire to the tower, and stealing the crown. Etching. July 26th, 1788. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.