A Very British Murder

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When did the British start taking such a ghoulish pleasure in violent death; and what does this tell us about ourselves? In an investigation of our national fascination with murder, Lucy Worsley explores the phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes such as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in Regency England, and characters such as the murderess in black satin, Maria Manning, who helped bury her lover under the kitchen floor. Accompanied the TV series.

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A Very British Murder

A Very British Murder

The Story of a National Obsession

BBC2013

Hardback320pp Illustrated240x160mm

9781849906340     Product Code: 218213

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When did the British start taking such a ghoulish pleasure in violent death; and what does this tell us about ourselves? In an investigation of our national fascination with murder, Lucy Worsley explores the phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes such as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in Regency England, and characters such as the murderess in black satin, Maria Manning, who helped bury her lover under the kitchen floor. Accompanied the TV series.

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