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: Clarence Longman Jnr

On 11 October 1889, a young soldier in the 29th Steel Battery of the Royal Artillery at Newbridge Barracks in Ireland made a sudden confession. “I wish to give myself up,” Private Edwin Shuttleworth told his sergeant-major.  ‘What for?’, came the reply. Shuttleworth was in already in trouble for leaving… You must be a paid …