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London Metropolitan Police Man : Armed & Accoutred.

Here he is – the new London Metropolitan Police Man – dressed to impress and fully armed to defend the citizens of London and its environs. Well that was the plan, a new uniformed, united corps of armed police officers, … Continue reading

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The Monster

  Public panic, well and truly assisted by caricaturists of the time such as James Gillray, called for the police to urgently end the so-called Monster’s reign of terror in London during 1788-90. It had to be stopped but how? … Continue reading

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The Steddy Hole Murders & The Tragic Letters of Dedea Redanies

This is the true and tragic story of how a distorted and misaligned passion – masquerading as deep and everlasting love – can twist and turn into the horror, torture and despair of a murderous deed. A deed beyond understanding, … Continue reading

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The Tyrannical Impatience Of Captain Moir.

No need for a spoiler alert – there you have it in glorious colour  – Captain Moir shooting his victim William Malcolm. When I came across this image of what appears to be a clear-cut case of murderous assault that … Continue reading

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Linguistic Escape Routes

‘Last night to Dan O’Hara’s house a lot of good boys went, We had a splendid supper, and a pleasant time we spent But in every company there’s a fool who makes a lot of fuss, And upsets all the … Continue reading

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Passion, Deceit, Lies and Love: The Fate of Henry Stent, The Butcher of Pimlico.

Henry and Maria Stent’s apparently blissful seven years of domestic life in London’s Pimlico in the 1800’s was to take such a sudden turn, it seemed almost as if a malevolent spirit had invaded their world, intent on turning it into an evil and despicable hell. Continue reading

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The Edinburgh ‘Crime’ Fringe & The Caledonian Mercury of 1817.

  Described as, “The single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet” (1), the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe for 2017, finished at the end of August. So given the nature of this blog – looking at … Continue reading

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