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Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours Ken Pye

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours By Ken Pye

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours by Ken Pye

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A look at the dark side of life in Liverpool in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours Summary

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours by Ken Pye

This book brings to life a selection of the most notorious, and grimmest, murders and other crimes in and around Liverpool from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The tales include 'Fire in the Menagerie', 'Murderous Propaganda Against Prostitution', 'HMS Thetis - A Floating Tomb', and 'The Mass Graves of Old Swan'. Alongside these the author examines lesser-known cases such as 'The Hope Street Bodysnatchers', 'The Telltale Brooch' (the Liverpool pub landlady who was the main catalyst for the capture of Dr Crippen) and 'The Prime Minister's Assassin' - when Spencer Percival was murdered in the House of Commons by a disgruntled Liverpudlian civil servant. Unusual crimes also feature including 'The Man in the Iron Coffin', 'The Cheapside Vampire', and the family of extremely violent Victorian muggers, 'The Murderous Mulveys'. The story continues into the early twentieth century with the Edwardian gangs of Liverpool (the original Teddy boys) and the 'Tithebarn Street Outrage'. The author also describes methods of punishing criminals in Liverpool through the ages and the role of the grisly Castle and Tower of Liverpool, where public hangings took place outside its walls and which became the disease-ridden town gaol in the nineteenth century. When the last hangings took place in Britain in the 1960s, one of them was carried out in Liverpool prison. This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in the history of crime, as well as those who want to know more about the story of Liverpool.

About Ken Pye

Ken Pye is the author of a number of books, and produced the Discover Liverpool series of DVD documentaries. He is a regular contributor to magazines, journals, newspapers, and television, and is the official local historian for Radio City in Liverpool (420,000 listeners per week = 2,500 per hour). He broadcasts on BBC Radio Merseyside (317,000 listeners per week = 1,886 per hour) on a weekly basis, and gives around ten local history lectures every month, as well as operating four tours per week for tourists. He is an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool Hope University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A Scouser born and bred, Ken still lives in his home town, Liverpool.

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Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours by Ken Pye
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