The Last Woman to Hang: Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis was a 28-year-old mother-of-two when she became the last woman to be executed in the UK. She was hanged at Holloway Prison in north London – despite protests, petitions and a crowd of 500 people chanting outside – on 13 July 1955. Her death sentence, and the outcry… You must be a paid …

George Joseph Smith and the Brides in the Bath murders

The ‘Brides in the Bath’ murder case was an international sensation at a time when millions were dying in the trenches of World War One and Zeppelins were flying over London. It is the story of three women who died in almost identical circumstances shortly after marrying a bigamous swindler… You must be a paid …

The First Railway Murder: Thomas Briggs

In 1864 Thomas Briggs, a 69 year-old banker, became the first person to be murdered on the railway in Britain. The case was an instant sensation in the press and played into fears about the speed of change taking place across the country in the Victorian era. It began as… You must be a paid …