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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 Painful Contemplation of Mr. Gee

On Monday, May 12th, 1834, a distraught gentleman called into London’s Lambeth Street Magistrates’ Office requesting urgent assistance. He was Mr. Gee, a solicitor visiting London from the countryside idyll of Bishop’s Stortford around forty miles away. An incredulous Principle … Continue reading

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The Roehampton Monster, morbid curiosity and the Metropolitan Police.

Despite the horror of the murder described above, please be assured my intention is not to re-visit such a barbarous crime merely for the sake of it – but rather to briefly tell the story of why that first word … Continue reading

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