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Jesuit priest Henry Walpole died a traitor’s death outside York on this date in 1595. The Cambridge-educated Walpole was a recusant Catholic of about... read more »
A lot has been made in recent years about the contents of foodstuffs and the laws we have in place to protect consumers. Restrictions of what went into... read more »
I.K. Brunel’s Hungerford Suspension Bridge, which opened in 1845 Samuel Hughes was operating the toll on the Hungerford suspension bridge when he... read more »
On this date in 1196, William FitzOsbert was torn from church sanctuary and hanged for one of medieval London’s most famous rebellions. The setting... read more »
A century ago today, a Polish army major had 35 Jews executed in Pinsk. After the devastation of World War I, Poland and now-Soviet Russia fell into war... read more »
On 9 am on 4 April Emma Smith died in the London Hospital on Whitechapel Road. At 45 years of age Emma was just like most of the victims of the man, known... read more »
Alabama From the Evening Star, April 4, 1913: Florida From the Tampa Tribune, April 5, 1913: South Carolina From the Charleston News and Courier, April... read more »
If, like me, you watched the BBC’s recent three-part documentary on the Yorkshire Ripper case you might have been left pondering some of the conclusions... read more »
Willem Hugonet and Guy van Brimeu, officials of the collapsing Burgundian polity, were executed in Ghent on this date in 1477 for their failed diplomatic... read more »
William Roseblade was 13 years old when he was stood in the dock at Clerkenwell Police court accused of stealing money from his employer, Mr Thompson.... read more »
From Hitler’s Prisons: Legal Terror in Nazi Germany: Despite the unprecedented legal terror [inside Germany], he [Hitler] continued to attack the... read more »
Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 2 April 2019 From the iconic ‘wanted’ posters of the American Wild West to the facial recognition software... read more »
I am struck by the frequency of attempted suicide cases that came before the London magistracy in the late nineteenth century. The Police Code book stated... read more »
Tang Dynasty warlord Qin Zongquan was beheaded on this date in 889. A military governor under Emperor Xizong, Qin made common cause with the rebel/usurper... read more »
Traffic accidents seemed to be fairly common in Victorian London and so to were prosecutions of drivers (particularly hansom cab drivers) for dangerous... read more »