calendarofcrime

Calendar of Crime by Peter Stubley

9780750956543 History Press

 

2nd February 1101: Ranulf Flambard, the first person to be locked in the Tower of London, chose this day to make his escape. *24 March 1873: Mary Ann Cotton, thought to have poisoned three husbands, a lover, eight children and seven stepchildren, is taken to be hanged. *9 November 1888: The mutilated body of Mary Jane Kelly, thought to be the fifth victim of Jack the Ripper, is found in her room in Whitechapel.

This volume contains 365 amazing and incredible true crimes from British history. With infamous names - Crippen, Seddon, Haigh, Ellis - alongside lesser-known examples from the British pantheon of crime, it will fascinate, chill and surprise readers everywhere.

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