Robert and Susannah Barrell had been happily married for 22 years. They ran the Bancroft Arms Tavern together at 1 Moody Street, Mile End, and lived there with their four children. On Sunday July 1 they went to bed in good spirits. The next morning at a quarter-to-nine the eldest… You must be a paid […]
The name of Dr Crippen still resonates more than a century after the murder of his wife Cora and his flight from justice in 1910 became an international sensation.
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 […]
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 […]
Three months before she was beaten to death in her own home, Diane Dyer met her killer while walking her dog. Diane was 61 years of age, with two adult children and two grandchildren. She had spent 41 of those years married to her ex-husband but had recently separated and… You must be a paid […]