Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in London's West End

By Geoffrey Howse

London's West finish is linked to model and glamour yet for hundreds of years it has had a miles darker part. Geoffrey Howse has exposed an amazing catalogue of sinister deeds, a few of them well-known yet others lengthy forgotten. examine spying, treason, embezzlement, regicide, theft, forgery, spiritual persecution, suicide, homicide and mutilation; and 'witness' horrendous punishments corresponding to drawing, placing, disemboweling, quartering, castration, beheading and burning. past situations contain the execution of Scottish patriots (1305/6) and 3 priests who dared to query the supremacy of Henry VIII in 1535. Such occasions attracted nice public consciousness, as did the extreme execution of Charles I in 1649 and, in 1820, the striking and mutilation of the Cato road Conspiritors. The foul homicide of the recognized actor William Terriss, through a madman, in 1897, is featured as are a number of impressive instances from the 20th century together with the bad wartime murders of Gordon Cummins, the unusual disappearances of the socialist MP Victor Grayson and Lord Lucan, the Charing go Trunk homicide in addition to the mysterious dying of boxer Freddie generators.

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