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  • Murder by Poisonby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    Murder by poison is often thought of as a crime mainly committed by women, ususally to despatch an unwanted spouse or children. While there are indeed many infamous female poisoners, such as Mary Ann Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least twenty victims between 1860 and 1872, and Mary Wilson, who killed her husbands and lovers in the 1950s... more...

  • A Horrid History of Christmasby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    This collection of historic horrid happenings from across the country demonstrates that Christmas is not necessarily a time of peace, joy and goodwill to all men. Festive tragedies include the avalanche in Lewes, which destroyed several cottages in 1836, killing eight of the occupants and injuring many more, and the fall of a chimney in Bradford in... more...

  • Hampshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Life in the historic county of Hampshire has not always been peaceful, for over the years it has experienced numerous murders, some of which are little known outside the county borders, others that have shocked the nation. These include the killing of 'Sweet Fanny Adams' in 1867; the horrific murder committed by the postmaster at Grayshott in 1901;... more...

  • Dorset Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Life in the largely rural county of Dorset has not always been idyllic, for over the years it has experienced numerous murders, some of which are little known outside the county borders, others that have shocked the nation. These include arguments between lovers with fatal consequences, family murders, child murders and mortal altercations at Dorset's... more...

  • Herefordshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Herefordshire Murders brings together twenty-eight murderous tales, some which were little known outside the county and others which made national headlines. Herefordshire was home to one of Britain's most infamous murderers, Major Herbert Rowse Armstron, who, in 1921, poisoned his wife and attempted to poison a fellow solicitor in Hay-on-Wye. However,... more...

  • Wiltshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Wiltshire Murders brings together numerous murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Wiltshire. The include the murder of Eliza Jones, stabbed to death by her common-law... more...

  • Shropshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Shropshire Murders brings together numerous murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Shropshire. They include the Revd Robert Foulkes, who killed his illegitimate child... more...

  • Worcestershire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Worcestershire Murders brings together numerous murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Worcestershire. They include the murders of the entire Gummery family at Berrow... more...

  • Oxfordshire Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Oxfordshire Murders brings together twenty-five murderous tales, some of which were little known outside the county, and others which made national headlines. Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Oxfordshire. They include the deaths of two gamekeepers, brutally murdered in... more...

  • Somerset Murdersby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94

    Somerset Murders brings together numerous murderous tales that shocked not only the county but also made headlines throughout the country. They include the cases of Elizabeth and Betty Branch, a mother and daughter who beat a young servant girl to death in Hemington in 1740; 13-year-old Betty Trump, whose throat was cut while walking home at Buckland... more...