The Victorian Master Criminal

The Victorian Master Criminal

Charles Peace and the Murders of Cock and Dyson

Hardback192pp Illustrated240x163mm

9780750962971     Product Code: 505181


Charles Peace had served several short prison terms for burglary before he killed a policeman during a robbery in Manchester in 1876. Later the same year a second murder provoked a nationwide hunt for Peace, who was only apprehended two years later in London, where he had been living luxuriously on the proceeds of his crimes. This book tells the story of one of Victorian England's most notorious criminals, his trial, eventual confession and execution.

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