Songs inspired by real life London stories.
This episode, Infanticide & Slappy Bonita
In the 18th century everybody hated the French because, well they were French. And so tax on French products was high and this included wine and brandy. Britain had had a good couple of years of grain harvest and that combined with the introduction of a spirit by a Dutch king (his own troops used to take it into battle with them resulting the term – Dutch courage) a boom occurred in the sale of a beverage we all know and love - Gin.
The song 'When Geneva Calls' inspired by this tale and included in this episode, is available for free download at www.songsfromthehowlingsea.com.
The video accompanying this story can be found at the Songs From The Howling Sea YouTube channel.