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Unravelling a person’s criminal history through the archives

 A guest post by David J. Vaughan As with any historical event, rediscovering the truth behind a Victorian crime and its key protagonists requires access to as many archives as might survive. When the main character’s journey takes them from murderess … Continue reading

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From the Bailey to Broadmoor

Not everyone sentenced by the Old Bailey ended up hanged or in prison.  For over two hundred years there has been the option of sending defendants to a special hospital instead.  This guest post by Mark Stevens of the Berkshire … Continue reading

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