Reading the various accounts of the type of crimes committed in the 19th century that ended up with the perpetrators appearing in the courts, you come across some that seem rather strange! Take the following one, for example, […]Read Article
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Life in Spitalfields in the 19th century could be hard and dangerous. Arguments between neighbours took place on a frequent basis, and, from time to time, those arguments could result in unintended tragedy. The East London Observer reported […]Read Article
The Southern Echo, in its edition of Monday 22nd June 1891, broke the news of a murder that had occurred in London:- MURDER IN LONDON A shocking murder was committed at 33, Whitfield Street, Tottenham-court-road, some time on […]Read Article
In December 1891, the newspapers had a field day with a case that came up at Marylebone Police Court, at which Henry Mead was charged with having burgled the house of Mr and Mrs Walter at 12, Randolph-road, […]Read Article
On Wednesday the 22nd of April 1891, a murder took place in Bermondsey, on the south side of the River Thames, for which the motive was quite plainly jealousy. The Sheffield Evening Telegraph broke the news of the […]Read Article
In its edition of Friday the 1st of October 1841, The Athlone Sentinel published the following report of a murder that had occurred at a pub near the Tower of London a few days before.- HORRIBLE MURDER LONDON […]Read Article
The 19th century was a time of great change in London, as the city experienced unprecedented growth and development. However, this growth came at a steep price for many of the city’s residents, particularly those who lived in […]Read Article
In March, 1869, a horrible murder took place in Poplar, the victims of which were a mother and daughter. The Dublin Evening Mail broke the news of the atrocities in its edition of Friday the 5th of March […]Read Article
When the Victorian police officers set out for duty on the streets of London, they never knew what dangers the night might bring. There are numerous reports in 19th-century newspapers that give details of attacks on constables carrying […]Read Article
During the 19th century, the River Thames served as a critical source of transportation and commerce for London. The river was a vital lifeline for the city, carrying goods and people to and from every corner of the […]Read Article