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hello...By day, Brodie was a respectable tradesman and deacon (president) of the Incorporation of Wrights, which locally controlled the craft of cabinetmaking; this made him a member of the town council. Part of his work as a cabinetmaker was to install and repair locks and other security mechanisms. He socialised with the gentry of Edinburgh and met the poet Robert Burns and the painter Henry Raeburn. He was a member of the Edinburgh Cape Club[3] and was known by the pseudonym "Sir Llyud".

At night, however, Brodie became a housebreaker and thief. He used his daytime work as a way to gain knowledge about the security mechanisms of his customers and to copy their keys using wax impressions. As the foremost locksmith of the city, Brodie was asked to work in the houses of many of the richest members of Edinburgh society. He used the money he made dishonestly to maintain his second life, which included a gambling habit and five children by two mistresses, who did not know of each other and were unknown in the city. wiki

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1027 W: 0 N: 2533] (17436)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2020-00-00
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-12 7:39
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