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Here are your crime links for this month – firstly, pieces related to the history of crime: The prolific author Jan Bondeson has turned his attention... read more »
The previous blog featured the final image from the "Register of Returned Convicts for Aberdeen" which forms part of the historical records of Grampian... read more »
By Cassie Watson; posted 27 June 2021. Although acid throwing in the past was largely associated with motives of jealousy and revenge, it also played... read more »
On this day, 27 June, in 1888, Ernest Whitfield, aged eight, died – two weeks after the death of his older brother, Alfred. For eight months, he lay... read more »
Introduction Combining data The data Joining with dplyr inner_join and left_join anti_join and semi_join do stuff inside the join function using multiple... read more »
Christopher Byres was an accomplice of Robert Paterson who has featured in a previous Criminal Portraits blog. They were convicted of an "extraordinary... read more »
Threaded through discussions of transported convicts is the narrative that they fared better in the colonies than if they had remained in the UK. This... read more »
Donald McNab's entry in the Register of Returned Convicts for Aberdeen is the most extensive within the volume. Spanning two pages (see images at the foot... read more »
The attack on Ann Merrick, as depicted in the Illustrated Police News of 12 August 1872 (via British Newspaper Archive) The killing of women who have rejected... read more »
In the centre of London, opposite the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, is a new museum that will be of interest to anyone interested in the history... read more »