Criminal Lives

Stories from the archives

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Criminals in the asylum

Read about those 19th century criminals who found themselves serving time in a lunatic asylum.

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Arthur Lockey

Criminal Lives: Arthur Lockey, white-collar crime, early 20th century (interwar period)

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Ethel Major

Criminal Lives: Ethel Major, convicted of poisoning, executed Hull Prison 1934

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@Dan_Johnson19 @YvonneJewkes @ourcriminalpast I haven’t studied it but I came across a great example of a newspaper in 1841 which these days would certainly been contemp of court. Josiah Mister and the attempted murder at Ludlow - read his initial description