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Here are some of the crime-related stories I’ve read this month: Dr Paul Bleakley, from Middlesex University, has analysed the response of Ripperologists... read more »
 Murdoch Grant was charged with murder at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh on Monday 28th June 1886. He was born and brought up near Olrig,... read more »
Perhaps it was the proliferation of cheap ‘penny dreadfuls’ or childhood retellings of the Arabian Nights that inspired Maurice Rooch... read more »
 John Audsley's story is an intriguing one. For the majority of his life he seems to have been a respectable, hard working and even upstanding member... read more »
Guest post by Gwen Seabourne, 17 February 2021. Entries on the rolls of judicial sessions in Yorkshire in 1304 and 1306 tell tales of disturbing... read more »
A Plan of Sunderland, Bishopwearmouth And Mk.Wearmouth, 1817. Image taken from: “A historical and descriptive view of the Parishes of Monkwearmouth... read more »
It’s always good to read about women who defied the conventions of their age, and who make us reconsider perceptions of the Victorian angel of the... read more »
John Proctor was a Belhelvie lad, or "loon", as they say in the north east of Scotland. The parish of Belhelvie is situated less than ten miles north of... read more »
Posted by Sara M. Butler; 5 February 2021. In Ohio, Governor DeWine’s landmark 8 December 2020 press conference has left the future of felony... read more »
    Justin Chevasse stands out amongst the myriad of other private detectives plying their trade in late Victorian and Edwardian England. Operating... read more »
Denmark Hill, Camberwell near the turn of the century. 1888 is a year forever synonymous with brutality and murder. Between August and November that... read more »
Some readers may have noticed that my Early Modern Resources website has been down for a couple of months now. I’m rebuilding it, but it’s... read more »