The Chronicle of Crime

Recounts the most infamous crimes and criminals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in chronologically ordered, newspaper-style reports.

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Author: Martin Fido

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 1858688531

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Recounts the most infamous crimes and criminals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in chronologically ordered, newspaper-style reports.

The Chronicles of Crime

THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME , OR , THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR . THE REV . THOMAS HUNIER . EXECUTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS PUPILS . • The case of this criminal , who was executed in the year 1700 , for the barbarous murder of his two pupils ...

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: London : T. Miles

ISBN: PRNC:32101066381755

Category: Crime

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The Chronicles of Crime Or the New Newgate Calendar Vol 1

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0265443911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from The Chronicles of Crime, or the New Newgate Calendar, Vol. 1: Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters Who Have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain From the Earliest Period to 1841 The comparison of the offences, and of the punishments of the last century, with those of more recent date. Will exhibit a marked distinction between the two periods, both as to the atrocity of the one, and the severity of the other. Those dreadful and frequent crimes, which would disgrace the more savage tribes, and which characterised the lives of the early objects of our criminal proceedings. Are now no longer heard of; and those characters of blood. In which the pages of our Statute-book were formerly wrltten, have been wiped away by improved civilisation and the milder feelings of the people. It is but just to say that the provi sions of a wise Parliament have not been unattended with proper results. Humanity has been permitted to temper the stern demands of justice; and however atrocious, it must be admitted, some of the crimes may be which have been recently perpetrated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Chronicles of Crime Or the New Newgate Calendar Vol I of 2 Illustrated Edition

A Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841. Volume I of 2.

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: Echo Library

ISBN: 1406852589

Category: History

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A Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841. Volume I of 2.

The Chronicles of Crime Or The New Newgate Calendar

Amongst those journals which took a prominent part in these debates was the Morning Chronicle , and in the columns of ... to answer any charge which might be preferred against them at the ensuing sessions at the Central Criminal Court .

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Author: Camden Pelham (pseud.)

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ISBN: SRLF:A0008758112

Category: Crime

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The History and Romance of Crime Chronicles of Newgate from the Twelfth to the Eighteenth Century Complete

This is true of the death penalty which in many ages was the only recognized punishment for crimes either great or small. Each nation has had its own special method of inflicting it.

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Author: Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465605634

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The combat with crime is as old as civilization. Unceasing warfare is and ever has been waged between the law-maker and the law-breaker. The punishments inflicted upon criminals have been as various as the nations devising them, and have reflected with singular fidelity their temperaments or development. This is true of the death penalty which in many ages was the only recognized punishment for crimes either great or small. Each nation has had its own special method of inflicting it. One was satisfied simply to destroy life; another sought to intensify the natural fear of death by the added horrors of starvation or the withholding of fluid, by drowning, stoning, impaling or by exposing the wretched victims to the stings of insects or snakes. Burning at the stake was the favourite method of religious fanaticism. This flourished under the Inquisition everywhere, but notably in Spain where hecatombs perished by the autos-da-fŽ or "trials of faith" conducted with great ceremony often in the presence of the sovereign himself. Indeed, so terrible are the records of the ages that one turns with relief to the more humane methods of slowly advancing civilization,Ñthe electric chair, the rope, the garotte, and even to that sanguinary "daughter of the Revolution," "la guillotine," the timely and merciful invention of Dr. Guillotin which substituted its swift and certain action for the barbarous hacking of blunt swords in the hands of brutal or unskilful executioners. Savage instinct, however, could not find full satisfaction even in cruel and violent death, but perforce must glut itself in preliminary tortures. Mankind has exhausted its fiendish ingenuity in the invention of hideous instruments for prolonging the sufferings of its victims. When we read to-day of the cold-blooded Chinese who condemns his criminal to be buried to the chin and left to be teased to death by flies; of the lust for blood of the Russian soldier who in brutal glee impales on his bayonet the writhing forms of captive children; of the recently revealed torture-chambers of the Yildiz Kiosk where Abdul Hamid wreaked his vengeance or squeezed millions of treasure from luckless foes; or of the Congo slave wounded and maimed to satisfy the greed for gold of an unscrupulous monarch;Ñwe are inclined to think of them as savage survivals in "Darkest Africa" or in countries yet beyond the pale of western civilization. Yet it was only a few centuries ago that Spain "did to death" by unspeakable cruelties the gentle races of Mexico and Peru, and sapped her own splendid vitality in the woeful chambers of the Inquisition. Even as late as the end of the eighteenth century enlightened France was filling with the noblest and best of her land those oubliettes of which the very names are epitomes of woe: La Fin d'Aise, "The End of Ease;" La Boucherie, "The Shambles;" and La Fosse, "The Pit" or "Grave;" in the foul depths of which the victim stood waist deep in water unable to rest or sleep without drowning. Buoyed up by hope of release, some endured this torture of "La Fosse" for fifteen days; but that was nature's limit. None ever survived it longer.

The Chronicles of Crime Or the New Newgate Calendar Volume 1 of 2 Illustrated

It is to be regretted that in most of the works of the present day, little attention is paid to the ultimate moral or beneficial effects to be produced by them upon the public mind; and that while every effort is made to afford amusement, ...

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539817512

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The Chronicles of Crime; or, The New Newgate Calendar is a series of memoirs and anecdotes of British criminals from the earliest period to 1841. Forgery, murder, embezzlement, arson, burglary, treason, pickpocket, parricide, returned transport, cutting and maiming, mutiny, piracy, conspiracy, robbery, poisoning race-horses, rape, accessory to a rape, bigamy, polygamy, swindling, child-stealing, unlawful torture, sedition, manslaughter, and receiving stolen goods were some of the crimes committed by these Newgate prisoners. The Newgate Prison was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey just inside the City of London. It was originally located at the site of Newgate, a gate in the Roman London Wall. The gate/prison was rebuilt in the 12th century, and demolished in 1904. The prison was extended and rebuilt many times, and remained in use for over 700 years, from 1188 to 1902. All manner of criminals stayed at Newgate. Some committed acts of petty crime and theft, breaking and entering homes or committing highway robberies, while others performed serious crimes such as rapes and murders. The number of prisoners in Newgate for specific types of crime often grew and fell, reflecting public anxieties of the time. - Wikipedia EXCERPT FROM The Chronicles of Crime; or, The New Newgate Calendar (Preface) FEW words are necessary to introduce to our readers a work, the character and the object of which are so legibly written upon its title-page. "Chronicles of Crime" must comprise details, not only interesting to every person concerned for the welfare of society, but useful to the world in pointing out the consequences of guilt to be equally dreadful and inevitable. It is to be regretted that in most of the works of the present day, little attention is paid to the ultimate moral or beneficial effects to be produced by them upon the public mind; and that while every effort is made to afford amusement, no care is taken to produce those general impressions, so necessary to the maintenance of virtue and good order. ... The comparison of the offences, and of the punishments of the last century, with those of more recent date, will exhibit a marked distinction between the two periods, both as to the atrocity of the one, and the severity of the other. Those dreadful and frequent crimes, which would disgrace the more savage tribes, and which characterised the lives of the early objects of our criminal proceedings, are now no longer heard of; and those characters of blood, in which the pages of our Statute-book were formerly written, have been wiped away by improved civilisation and the milder feelings of the people. ... The necessity for punishment as the consequence of crime, can neither be doubted nor denied. Without it the bonds of society must be broken-government in no form could be upheld. ... The cases will be found to be arranged chronologically, which, it is presumed, will afford the most satisfactory and the most easy mode of reference... London, July 1, 1840. CONTENTS of The Chronicles of Crime; or, The New Newgate Calendar [Volume 1 of 2, Illustrated] (Names of Convicts/Convicted Felons) 1. THE REV. THOMAS HUNTER 2. ALEXANDER BALFOUR 3. CAPTAIN JOHN KIDD, SURNAMED THE WIZARD OF THE SEAS, AND DARBY MULLINS 4. GEORGE CADDELL 5. THOMAS COOK 6. JOHN PETER DRAMATTI 7. WILLIAM ELBY 8. JOHN SMITH 9. WILLIAM GREGG 10. RICHARD THORNHILL, ESQ. 11. COLONEL JOHN HAMILTON 12. WILLIAM LOWTHER AND RICHARD KEELE 13. WILLIAM JOHNSON AND JANE HOUSDEN 14. THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER, LORD KENMURE, THE EARL OF WINTON, AND OTHERS 15. JAMES SHEPPARD 16. THE MARQUIS DE PALEOTTI 17. JOHN PRICE 18. BARBARA SPENCER 19. WILLIAM SPIGGOT, AND THOMAS PHILLIPS 20. NATHANIEL HAWES ... "LOOK INSIDE" to see the rest of the CONTENTS.

Chronicles of Crime

A few years have now passed since the death of Ellis Peters, and crime writers and readers still rue the fact that there will be no further adventures for that most beloved of Benedictine monks, Brother Cadfael.

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Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher:

ISBN: 0747275483

Category: Detective and mysters stories, American

Page: 372

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A few years have now passed since the death of Ellis Peters, and crime writers and readers still rue the fact that there will be no further adventures for that most beloved of Benedictine monks, Brother Cadfael. Now, at the cusp of the millennium, the historical mystery genre stands stronger than ever before. In this second memorial anthology, more of today's leading British and American crime writers have contributed new stories, with a breath-taking range of settings and sleuths, guaranteed to appeal to every fan of historical and modern crime.

The Chronicles of Crime

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294762354

Category:

Page: 678

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Chronicles of Crime Vol 2

Burglary Cusaux, John, alias \valah. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 066611014X

Category: Social Science

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Excerpt from The Chronicles of Crime, Vol. 2: Or, the New Newgate Calendar; Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters Who Have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain From the Earliest Period to the Present Time; Including a Number of Curious Cases Never Before Published In the year 1816, when Sir Matthew Wood was lord mayor of London, several conspiracies of a most diabolical nature were detected, and some of the conspirators punished. The conduct of the chief magistrate was such as to do honour not only to his understanding and ability, but to his disinterestedness and humanity. The legislature, with the intention of stimulating the exertions of police-officers, and inducing others to give information, had awarded certain rewards to the parties who should contribute to the conviction of offenders against the laws. The object was laudable, but it was capable of great perversion, and was liable to many objections; it gave the prosecutor an interest in the conviction of the accused, and on that account tended to impress the public with the belief that the condemnation, and not the acquittal of the prisoner, was the object of our criminal laws. It was too true that "blood money," as this species of remuneration was emphatically denominated, did contribute in reality to the evil we allude to. But had not a development of unparalleled villany put scepticism to flight, we could not have brought ourselves to believe that those who were paid to detect crime should be found the most active in seducing innocence and youth to its commission. Yet it is an indubitable fact that, for ten years preceding 1816, victims were brought up, session after session, to be convicted of crimes to which they were seduced by the very men who gave evidence against them, that they might revel on the "blood money," or make use of it to provide other victims for the law. Several of those connected with the police-offices, particularly the patroles, were detected in this traffic of blood; but only one officer of any note, named Vaughan, was convicted of this most atrocious crime. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.