From the dark centuries of the Middle Ages to the 1960s in Britain, the criminal law executed felons and someone had to hang them.
In late November 2006 the world was shaken by the ruthless assassination in London of Alexander Litvinenko,
A daily newspaper in February 2009 has an image of an old man shackled to a police officer by handcuffs
Much has been written about the soldiers executed during WW1 for military offences,
Mass murder is dreadful enough, yet that is not sufficient a thrill for those evil
If there are degrees of evil, then high up the scale of sin must be those murders we label ‘serial killers’
They are the criminals who horrify us most…murderers without mercy.
Memories of a West Yorkshire policeman
There is little that shocks the British public more than the killing of policemen and women whilst tackling criminals
They’re crafty and cunning, every one of them a conman who would relieve you of your hard-earned cash
The Great Train Robbery of 1963 is one of the most infamous crimes in British history
Sixty years ago, the discovery of bodies at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill,
This book contains all manner of grim and ancient punishments from London’s long and bloody history.
IN 1888 the dreaded figure of Jack the Ripper stalked London’s East End murdering prostitutes
Prisons and Prisoners In Victorian Britain provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system
The Road Hill House Mystery of 1860
A few years after the Whitechapel horrors had pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public’s
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the supposed curse of Tutankhamun
New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police, houses a unique collection of exhibits
It is every person’s – particularly every parent’s – worst nightmare. For a loved one to walk out through the front