The Assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval

Only one British Prime Minister has ever been assassinated. Spencer Perceval was shot in the Palace of Westminster in 1812 after serving just three years in office. During that time he presided over an unstable government, a financial crisis and a series of setbacks in the Napoleonic wars. But it… You must be a paid …

The Ratcliffe Highway Murders: 1811

The Ratcliffe Highway Murders were the most notorious of the early 19th Century. In the space of 12 days two families were slaughtered in their homes in such a terrible manner that for weeks afterwards “terror was on every face” as people barricaded their doors, bought guns and rattles and… You must be a paid …

The Acid Bath Murderer: John George Haigh

Between 1944 and 1949, John George Haigh killed at least six people after becoming convinced he could carry out the perfect crime. Believing that without a body it would be impossible to be convicted of murder, he dissolved his victims in sulphuric acid. The resulting sludge could then be poured… You must be a paid …

The Nude Murders: ‘Jack the Stripper’

Between 1964 and 1965 six women were found dead in and around the River Thames. All of them had been strangled and all were naked, leading to their description as the ‘Nude Murders’. The first victim was 30 year-old Hannah Tailford, discovered in the river under a pier at Upper… You must be a paid …