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Adam Worth, sometimes given the same epithet as the fictional villian who challenged Sherlock Holmes, “The Napoleon of Crime”, was a German-born criminal mastermind. Worth was born in Germany in 1844, the first child of a poor Jewish family; his … Continue reading

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The most difficult type of murder to solve in Victorian times

Without access to modern forensic science, Victorian crime fighters were often stuck when it came to murder by poison. A good example of this kind of crime were the proven murders committed by Stanislaws Kosloski, a.k.a John Chapman, one of … Continue reading

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Crime and detection in the Victorian era

One of the uses of photography in Victorian times was to raise money. John Barnardo, famous founder of charities for street children used photos of ragged children to get people involved with his work. Some of the images he used … Continue reading

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Throughout his life, Arthur Conan Doyle, creator  of Sherlock Holmes was an ardent supporter of the spiritualist point of view. He had many debates (arguments) with eminent critics of spiritualist ideas, in particular, Harry Houdini, illusionist, escape artist and an … Continue reading

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