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The History of Newgate

The History of Newgate


The History of Newgate

This is an account, published around 1866, of the history of the notorious prison from its first authentic mention in 1218 to the mid 1860's. There are chapters on the conditions and punishments s...
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The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

by Karl Bell

Spring-Heeled Jack : Victorian urban folklore and popular culture

WINNER of the 2013 Katharine Briggs Award This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of ...
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The Map Thief

The Map Thief

by Michael Blanding

The Map Thief : The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps

Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools...
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

by Carol Baxter

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable : A TrueTale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit

John Tawell was a sincere English Quaker but a sinning one. Convicted of forgery, he was transported to Sydney, where he opened Austr...
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The Profession Of Violence

The Profession Of Violence

by John Pearson

The Profession of Violence : The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, starring Tom Hardy. Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London's gangland during t...
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The Real Peaky Blinders

The Real Peaky Blinders

by Carl Chinn

The Real Peaky Blinders

Stylish and dark, the BBC series the 'Peaky Blinders' is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet ...
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The Ripper Of Waterloo Road

The Ripper Of Waterloo Road

by Jan Bondeson

The Ripper of Waterloo Road

When Jack The Ripper first prowled the streets of London, an evening newspaper commented that his crimes were as ghastly as those committed by Eliza Grimwood's murderer fifty years earlier. H...
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The Sins of Jack Saul

The Sins of Jack Saul

by Glenn Chandler

The Sins Of Jack Saul : The True Story of Dublin Jack and the Cleveland Street Scandal

The Cleveland Street scandal, involving a homosexual brothel reputedly visited by the Queen's grandson, shocked Victorian Britain in...
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The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher

The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher

by Summerscale, kate

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher : or The Murder at Road Hill House

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent f...
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The Victorian Master Criminal

The Victorian Master Criminal

by David C Hanrahan

The Victorian Master Criminal : Charles Peace and the Murders of Cock and Dyson

On 2 August 1876, a young policeman named Constable Nicholas Cock was shot dead while walking 'the beat' at Whalley Range, Manchester. A fe...
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The Yorkshire Witch

The Yorkshire Witch

by Summer Stevens

The Yorkshire Witch : The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman

On the morning of 20 March 1809, the woman who had earned herself the title of 'The Yorkshire Witch' was hanged upon York's 'New Drop' gallows before an estimated...
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There Must Be Evil

There Must Be Evil

by Bernard Taylor

There Must Be Evil : The Life and Murderous Career of Elizabeth Berry

In 1887, Elizabeth Berry, an attractive young nurse from the grim Oldham workhouse, found notoriety throughout the nation after the death of her daug...
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They All Love Jack

They All Love Jack

by Bruce Robinson

They All Love Jack : Busting the Ripper

More than twelve years in the writing, this is much more than a radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend, and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wir...
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Tyranny And The Lash : Prisoners & Punishment in British History

Tyranny And The Lash : Prisoners & Punishment in British History

by Stephen Wade

Tyranny And The Lash : Prisoners & Punishment in British History

Tyranny and the Lash offers a rare insight into the world of crime and punishment. It investigates the changing definitions of criminality that occur when...
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Victorian Convicts

Victorian Convicts

by H Johnston, B Godfrey & D Cox

Victorian Convicts

What was life like in the Victorian underworld - who were the criminals, what crimes did they commit, how did they come to a criminal career, and what happened to them after they were released from pr...
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Victorian Detective

Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss & Keith Skinner

Victorian Detective

At the dawn of the Victorian age there was effectively no police detective force in Britain and detecting methods were rudimentary; by the end of Victoria's reign the Criminal Investigation Departmen...
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Victorian Murders

Victorian Murders

by Jan Bondeson

Victorian Murders

This book features fifty-six Victorian cases of murder covered in the sensational weekly penny journal the Illustrated Police News between 1867 and 1900. Some of them are famous, like the Bravo Mystery...
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Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

by Clive Bloom

Violent London : 2000 Years of Riots,Rebels and Revolts

This title charts the story of London through centuries of popular insurrection and protest. It is a story of political acitivism expressed in street fighting and ...
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Wayward Women

Wayward Women

by Lucy E Williams

Wayward Women : Female Offenders in Victorian England

We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables bene...
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Who's Who of British Crime in the Twentieth Century

Who's Who of British Crime in the Twentieth Century

by Jim Morris

Who's Who of British Crime In The Twentieth Century

The Who's Who of British Crime spans the whole twentieth century, and covers an enormous range of crimes and misdemeanours - by turns appalling, brilliant, gruesome an...
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