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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.

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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.

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ART & CRAFT

Leda and the Swan: Vandalism at the National Gallery

In 1844 a visitor to the National Gallery vandalised a painting of a voluptuous Leda. Could it be that he objected to it on moral grounds?

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RELIGION | SUPERNATURAL

James and Robert Pirie of Tooting: Christian Science on Trial

When James Pirie's son Robert fell ill, a Christian Science practitioner by the name of Harold Boardman stepped in, and conventional medicine was abandoned.