Murder at the Priory: Charles Bravo

The Priory, a crenellated white mansion in Balham, south London, was the setting for a scandalous 19th Century murder which remains unsolved to this day. It was the home of 31 year-old barrister Charles Bravo and his new wife Florence, who had one previous marriage and a scandalous affair with… You must be a paid …

Year of the Ripper: Elizabeth Bartlett

Fifty-six-year-old Elizabeth Bartlett was known in her neighbourhood on the Isle of Dogs in east London as a hard working and industrious woman who ran a shop selling cakes and milk. By contrast, her husband Levi Bartlett had earned a reputation for eccentric and sometimes violent behaviour that deteriorated even… You must be a paid …

‘A catastrophic chain of events’: The murder of Vera Savage

Could council officials have prevented the death of a vulnerable 89-year-old woman at the hands of her own son? The first sign that something terrible had happened was a handwritten note next to the letterbox on the front door: Call the police Suicide Side gate and back door unlocked JS… You must be a paid …

Year of the Ripper: Margaret White

When James White battered his 67-year-old wife Margaret to death with a poker, one newspaper reported the case under the headline: ‘Warnings for “nagging wives” and brutal husbands!’. This inaccurate summary could never explain why their 41-year marriage ended in murder. The couple had raised a son and a daughter… You must be a paid …