Latest Articles

Image

CRIME | POVERTY</a

The Heist on Holborn Hill

On a summer's night in 1840 young Robert Campbell Mallett was robbed as he made his way up Holborn Hill. But the criminals soon found Police Constable Thomas Greenham in hot pursuit.

Image

SERVANTS | CRIME

Undesirable or Unlucky Maid? Lucy Constable and the Walworth Robbery

In 1856 a young servant in South London had her throat cut. She claimed that she was the victim of an assault, but was this the truth?

Image

CRIME | SPORT & RECREATION

Policing the London to Brighton Cycle Ride: The Mass Arrest of 1897

Arthur Street, a young Camberwell cyclist, was summoned to court for speeding. He was fined by the magistrates and the press had a field day.

Image

CRIME

A Mysterious Death in Balham: Charles Bravo and the Housemaid

What did the housemaid know about the death by poisoning of Charles Bravo in 1876? For a new look at the Balham Mystery, read on.