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Was The Assassin Disarmed By A Smile? The Truth Revealed.

Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882), a well known painter, famous for his illustrative work for Charles Dickens also provided much needed imagery for the popular “The New Newgate Calendar ” (1841). You might have come across his pseudonym of Phiz (you can … Continue reading

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The Unsolved Murder of Mr. Westwood

When such violent murders occurred in nineteenth century England (and this one is particularly violent as we’ll see) – the print media vied for the most powerful way to announce this evil deed. Also, the public then, as now, played … Continue reading

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GEORGIAN TWEETS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN.

  I want to go exploring again, so rather than delve deeply into a single case of deadly deeds and doings, I began a ‘what if’ ‘train of thought. What if, texting and tweeting had been around in early nineteenth century … Continue reading

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Punch & Judy : Royalty & Marmite: A Disturbing Tale.

I had never really thought too deeply about the array of serious crimes I witnessed as a young child until very recently. Multiple beatings, most leading to grievous bodily harm and death; possibly six violent deaths or more including a … Continue reading

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Confession

In fact, I have two confessions. The first one being that occasionally I am nagged by a poem forming itself in my head. There’s no prior warning and it has to be released so I can continue this blog unimpeded … Continue reading

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Ingenious Fraud

I am not always sure that I am on safe ethical or moral ground to refer to certain forms of fraudulent behavior as being ingenious. Nowadays, the very technology I am using for this blog is frighteningly adaptable to such … Continue reading

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Homicide By Natural Necessity : The Mignonette Tragedy.

  This is a true and dramatic story of survival against the might of the ocean. It is also a true and dramatic story of a highly controversial legal minefield about what actions can be deemed legal in your personal … Continue reading

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