The bewildered peasant: family, migration and murder in the Greek Cypriot community in London

Panikos Panayi, Andrekos Varnava

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Abstract

Greek Cypriots became a key feature of early post-Second World War London. This article focuses on the case of the penultimate woman hanged in Britain, Styllou Christofi, who was executed in December 1954 for the murder of her German-born daughter-in-law, Hella. It outlines the emergence of the Cypriot community in London, tackles the image of the Cypriot in the British imperial imagination and investigates the hostility that this new community faced in Britain. The article investigates the nature of family in Cyprus and London and questions why Cypriots have received so little attention from historians, despite their numbers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalHISTORICAL RESEARCH
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • family
  • migration
  • Greek Cypriots

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