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Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle By Ian Cecil Ashbridge

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle by Ian Cecil Ashbridge

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Summary

Presents a selection of 30 episodes from the criminal history of the town and the surrounding countryside dating back from the nineteenth century to medieval times. This work includes the barbaric execution for high treason of Andrew de Harlaca in 1323, and the truth behind the legend of the Croglin vampire, and more.

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle Summary

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle by Ian Cecil Ashbridge

For Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle Ian Ashbridge has selected 30 shocking, spine-chilling and unforgettable episodes from the criminal history of the town and the surrounding countryside dating back from the nineteenth century to medieval times. The cases span over 500 years. Included are the barbaric execution for high treason of Andrew de Harlaca in 1323, and the truth behind the legend of the Croglin vampire some 362 years later, the frenzied murder of Mary Brown in St Nicholas in 1826, and that of William Horsley in 1861 who was strangled by his possessive lady friend who also happened to be his mother-in-law. Other more familiar incidents are recalled - the Durranhill Murder of 1861, the brutal shooting of PC Byrnes at Plumpton in 1885 - but most of the murders and misdeeds recorded here are less well known. All reflect the hardship and brutality of those distant times, when the justice system was uncompromising and most forms of crime were dealt with ruthlessly. And yet sometimes there were unexpected and merciful acquitals that reveal much about the attitudes of a remote age. Ian Ashbridge's meticulously researched and fluently written book will be fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in the history of Carlisle and the dark side of life.

About Ian Cecil Ashbridge

Ian Ashbridge is a novelist and historian who has established himself as an authority on the criminal history of Cumbria and Carlisle. His painstaking research into crime and vice has resulted in two collections of cases - Cumbrian Crime from a Social Perspective 1834-1894 and Cumbrian Crime in the Twentieth Century - as well as the novel Death Came Suddenly: A Northern Murder Mystery. Ian Ashbridge was born in Carlisle.

Additional information

GOR005974468
9781845630157
1845630157
Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Carlisle by Ian Cecil Ashbridge
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2006-10-31
160
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