Bow Street Runners and bare-knuckle fighters, radicals and pickpockets, resurrection men and bluestockings…find out more about Dan Foster’s world.

On this page you’ll find information about the real events, people and places Dan Foster encounters in the course of his investigations. I’ll be adding to this information over time, and as the series continues.


Dan Foster and the Pugilists

Find out about the pugilists Dan encounters in Bloodie Bones.

Contents: Jem Belcher, Tom Belcher, Jack Broughton, Elisha Crabbe, Jack Firby, Bill Hooper, George Ingleston, John Jackson, Tom Johnson, Daniel Mendoza, Stephen Oliver, Hen Pearce, Jack Slack, George Stevenson, Bill Ward, Bob Watson. Read Dan Foster and the Pugilists (PDF Document).


Dan Foster and The Bow Street Runners

Find out about the background to Dan Foster’s career as a Bow Street Runner and some of the people he works with in Bloodie Bones.

Contents: The Bow Street Runners, Sir William Addington (Chief Magistrate), John Townsend (Bow Street Runner).  Read Dan Foster and the Bow Street Runners (PDF Document).