Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Christmas. Have a lavish Dickensian one.

Happy Christmas. More Victorian tid bits, mystery, etc. in the new year. Best of everything to all friends and readers. AlanĀ  McKee Christmas, 2011

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Could the real Sherlock Holmes have stopped Jack the Ripper?

Many people do not realize that Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person: Dr. Joseph Bell, one of the world’s first forensic pathologists. In more than one case Bell’s careful forensic method led to hanging a murderer who would … Continue reading

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How to become a “millionaire” in Victorian times

The Victorian era began an age of upward mobility. For the first time, investing was open to the middle class. As in our own time, the new sources of wealth cost some people dearly. For example, the single greatest domestic … Continue reading

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