Folk Olympics: Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor

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Folk Olympics: Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor

A weekly celebration of the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in song.

This week, Ruairidh Anderson tells the story of Angela Burdett-Coutts, heiress of an enormous fortune, East End philanthropist and cradle snatcher.

“Angela knew that many of the suitors lining up were only after one thing, well that and the other thing, her money. So she decided to stay single and instead help those around her.”

The story is part of Songs From The Howling Sea, a unique project that showcases London tales in video and song. Ruairidh Anderson delivers weekly installments from the five Olympic boroughs, starting with Tower Hamlets.

All songs are free to download from http://www.songsfromthehowlingsea.com/downloads/

Lyrics can be found here.

Previously in Tower Hamlets
Charlie Brown: Uncrowned King of Limehouse

Last Updated 07 October 2011