Burned in a barrel of tar! Brighton’s Historical Horrors Revealed! Brighton scandals including rioting rockers, military misdemeanours and three terrible trunk murders! Strike! Barbarity at the Battle of Lewes Road. Baptised then beheaded: Stories of Saxon savagery! Strafed by Nazi machine-gunners: The terrible true tale of the Brighton blitz! Containing more than 60 illustrations and 2,000 years of history, here is the dark and dreadful saga of Brighton. With bombs and battles, riots and rebellions, tidal waves, terrors, and some terrible true crimes, it is no wonder that the city was once dubbed ‘The Queen of Slaughtering Places’!