Murder and Crime: Leeds

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    Murder and Crime: Leeds

    Margaret Drinkall

    History Press 2012

    Paperback 96pp Illustrated

    9780752466378   Product Code: 23431

    As the town of Leeds burgeoned during the Industrial Revolution to become the metropolis of Yorkshire, its swelling population brought an increase in crime. Drawing on court records and other sources, this casebook charts the darker side of the city's history from 1800 to 1900, including the stories of John Dearden, who took a revolver to his wife's head, and Ann Barber, who murdered her husband with a poisoned apple.

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