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The industrial revolution which profited Hull so well, came a a higher cost than most would expect. In only years the population rose from to Houses were built quickly and close together, public health suffered dramatically and disease was rife. The vast population meant a very high level of crime. With almost one Hull is best known for its thriving port. With almost one murder every other week, assaults, suicides and other acts of violence were so frequent that newspapers only reported the most vile of crimes. Victorian Hull was a very dangerous place to live indeed!
David Goodman has put together a number of murders suicides and unsolved murders from through to Stories include: 'Murder on the Farm ' - Annie Marshall a 15 year old farm worker was shot twice in the face and dumped into the river by a fellow worker. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Maps through the centuries show its many prisons, from a Newgate to a Bridewell and several major ones such as Kilmainham and Mountjoy. At times in the eighteenth century the street crime was beyond the strength of the law to manage. This collection of stories include murders, robberies, frauds, libels and even a strange and bizarre offence by a Russian priest; and a killing by a crazed army officer.
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Here we have tales of courtroom drama, murder in the streets and sensational investigations. The people who figure in these 'strange eventful histories' include Oscar Wilde's father, Jim Larkin, and the working-class hero and the artist, Kirwan, condemned to prison on the horrendous Spike Island. He teaches crime writing at the University of Hull and also works as a writer in prisons.