Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in London's West End

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in London's West End

Geoffrey Howse


London's West finish is linked to style and glamour yet for hundreds of years it has had a much darker aspect. Geoffrey Howse has exposed an magnificent catalogue of sinister deeds, a few of them recognized yet others lengthy forgotten. examine spying, treason, embezzlement, regicide, theft, forgery, non secular persecution, suicide, homicide and mutilation; and 'witness' horrendous punishments comparable to drawing, striking, disemboweling, quartering, castration, beheading and burning. past situations comprise the execution of Scottish patriots (1305/6) and 3 priests who dared to query the supremacy of Henry VIII in 1535. Such occasions attracted nice public realization, as did the intense execution of Charles I in 1649 and, in 1820, the placing and mutilation of the Cato highway Conspiritors. The foul homicide of the recognized actor William Terriss, via a madman, in 1897, is featured as are numerous impressive instances from the 20 th century together with the bad wartime murders of Gordon Cummins, the unusual disappearances of the socialist MP Victor Grayson and Lord Lucan, the Charing move Trunk homicide in addition to the mysterious demise of boxer Freddie generators.

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