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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

by Lucy Worsley

A Very British Murder

This is the story of a national obsession. Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murd...
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Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

by Mark Stevens

Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum

Mark Stevens reveals what life was like for the criminally insane, over one hundred years ago. From fresh research into the Broadmoor archives, Mark has uncover...
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Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

by Max Decharne

Capital Crimes : Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder

Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been ...
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Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

by Philip McDougall

Murders And Misdemeanours Chichester

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pi...
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Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

by Payne, Chris

Chieftain : Victorian True Crime Through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a ‘slow starter,’ his career took off when he was transferred to the small ...
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Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

by Adrian Gray

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian Britain

Dark and foggy Victorian streets, the murderous madman, the arsenic-laced evening meal - we all think we know the realities of Victorian crime. Adrian Gray's thrilling book reco...
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Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

by Ross Gilfillan

Crime And Punishment In Victorian London

'Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and...
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Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

by John Van Der Kiste

Durham Murders And Misdemmeanours

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickp...
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Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

by Malcolm Hall

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

In relating the cases heard in the Courts of the County Assize in Gloucestershire nearly two centuries ago this book offers a variety of examples of the sins and sinne...
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Greatrex

Greatrex

by David Bruce

Greatrex: Forger & Photographer

John Henry Greatrex (1827-76), thief, convict, actor, grocer, photographer, bankrupt, preacher, adulterer, absconder and counterfeiter, had a colourfully disreputable life, despite his en...
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Hanged At Winchester

Hanged At Winchester

by Stephen Fielding

Hanged At Winchester

For decades the high walls of Winchester Prison have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for th...
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Jack The Ripper : The Definitive History

Jack The Ripper : The Definitive History

by Paul Begg

Jack the Ripper : The Definitive History

'The clearest, most accurate, and most up-to-date account of the Ripper murders, by one of Britain's greatest and most respected experts on the "autumn of terror" in Victorian Lo...
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Medical Detectives : The Lives and cases of Britain's Forensic Five

Medical Detectives : The Lives and cases of Britain's Forensic Five

by Robin Odell

Medical Detectives : The Lives and Cases of Britain's Forensic Five

The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told here through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers. Spanning seventy years, their car...
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Mr Brigg's Hat : A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

Mr Brigg's Hat : A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

by Kate Colquhoun

Mr Brigg's Hat : A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45...
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Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

by Katherine Watson

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victims

From Mary Ann Cotton, the Victorian serial murderess, to Dr Crippen, poisoners have attracted a celebrity unmatched by violent killers. Secretly administered, often d...
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Real Sherlock Holmes

Real Sherlock Holmes

by Angela Buckley

The Real Sherlock Holmes : The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada

On 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster leaves the Queen's Theatre, Manchester with a pocket full of gold and a lady bedecked with diamonds on his arm. He hails a...
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Ripper Hunter : Abberline and the Whitechapel Murders

Ripper Hunter : Abberline and the Whitechapel Murders

by M J Trow

Ripper Hunter : Abberline and the Whitechapel Murders

Who was Inspector Frederick Abberline, the lead detective in the Jack the Ripper case? Why did he and his fellow policemen fail to catch the most notorious serial ki...
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Secret Rooms : A Plotting Duchess, a Mysterious Death and a Castle Full of Intrigue

Secret Rooms : A Plotting Duchess, a Mysterious Death and a Castle Full of Intrigue

by Catherine Bailey

Secret Rooms : A Plotting Duchess, a Mysterious Death and a Castle Full of Intrigue

At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on ...
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Square Mile Bobbies 1839-1949

Square Mile Bobbies 1839-1949

by Stephen Wade

Square Mile Bobbies 1839-1949

"Square Mile Bobbies" is a history and casebook of the City of London Police between 1839, when the force was first established after general recognition that London was not being policed e...
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Strangeways

Strangeways

by Martin Baggoley

Strangeways : A Century of Hangings in Manchester

Strangeways Gaol opened in 1868, and replaced the New Bailey Gaol, where public executions had taken place before their abolition that same year. Strangeways was to be a...
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