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Turpin's Reign of Terror

Discover the life and crimes of Richard 'Dick' Turpin - The most famous highwayman in English history.   more  

The Burke and Hare Murders

In an age where curiosity about the human body meant that ‘gravedigging’ fresh corpses from their resting places was a common and lucrative trade, the two men had decided to produc...  more  

The Gunpowder Plot

Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November... Discover a story of religious strife, treason and how an act of terrorism influenced a modern day British day of celebration!  more