From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie
Bernard O’Mahoney was a key member of the Essex Boys firm
From the dark centuries of the Middle Ages to the 1960s in Britain, the criminal law executed felons and someone had to hang them.
John Thomas Straffen – Britain’s longest serving prisoner
Fitted Up is the remarkable true story of George Thatcher, who spent four weeks in a death cell awaiting the noose for murder following the Mitcham Co-op robbery in 1962
These stories from the dark history of Liverpool inform us of the violent and tragic lives of people caught up in poisionings, brawls and riots.
Murder and robbery committed on the railways…
Prepare yourself for a journey into the indonesian penal system, a world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm
From Jack the Ripper to Jack the Stripper and beyond learn how bizarre sexual practices, fetishes and perversions can turn into murder!
The development of forensic pathology in Britain is told her through the lives of five outstanding medical pioneers.
To face a trial for murder must be a terrifying prospect,
Agatha Christie: Agony of a domestic tiff Rasputin: Strange Demise of the sinning saint Captain Bligh: Just a bit of a bad temper? Sweeney Todd: Fact or fiction? But very nice pies! By Andrew Moss.
Much has been written about the soldiers executed during WW1 for military offences,
New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police, houses a unique collection of exhibits
This book contains all manner of grim and ancient punishments from London’s long and bloody history.
Between them, the three men in the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty executed over 800
The focus of Prison Break is of audacious and daring escapes from civilian prisons
Explore Britain’s dark criminal history through the fascinating objects that have been hidden…
If there are degrees of evil, then high up the scale of sin must be those murders we label ‘serial killers’
Torture and punishment through history and not for the faint hearted
Think about the most wretched day of your life. Now imagine 4,000 of those days in one chunk in a Thai Prison
It is little over forty years since the gallows was last used in Great Britain, and the secrets behind the men who pulled the lever and dropped
The Great Train Robbery of 1963 is one of the most infamous crimes in British history
The story of sixty years of Scotland Yard’s top crime-busting department has been written over a twenty year period
The Who’s Who of British Crime spans the whole twentieth century
David Ralph Martin was a cross-dressing criminal who carried out a string of sophisticated offences in the 1970s and ’80s
This is the enthralling story of a murder case that touched a raw nerve among millions of British homeowners. By John Sanders.
Paul Ferris was one of Britain’s most feared gangsters…