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"Burned to Death at a Christmas Tree" (Illustrated Police News 1896)

"Burned to Death at a Christmas Tree" (Illustrated Police News 1896)

Illustrated Police News 3 June 1882: A son of a farmer of Marhamchurch has been admitted into Stratton Hospital suffering from severe injuries inflicted upon him by an owl. A pair of owls had made their home in an elm-tree, and made raids on the farmer's chickens to supply the wants of numerous young family. One of the farmer's sons ascended the tree and secured two of the young ones, and kept them for some days, feeding them by hand. He had one of them in his hands showing it to a friend…

Illustrated Police News 3 June 1882: A son of a farmer of Marhamchurch has been admitted into Stratton Hospital suffering from severe injuries inflicted upon him by an owl. A pair of owls had made their home in an elm-tree, and made raids on the farmer's chickens to supply the wants of numerous young family. One of the farmer's sons ascended the tree and secured two of the young ones, and kept them for some days, feeding them by hand. He had one of them in his hands showing it to a friend…

The Illustrated Police News "A burglar bitten by a skeleton"

The Illustrated Police News "A burglar bitten by a skeleton"

In 1898, the Illustrated Police News reported that a woman had shot a man ‘for treading on her foot and declining to apologise’.

In 1898, the Illustrated Police News reported that a woman had shot a man ‘for treading on her foot and declining to apologise’.

In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London  #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian

In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian

The Illustrated Police News (1st publication: 1864, ended in 1938)    The Illustrated Police News was a weekly illustrated newspaper which was one of the earliest British tabloids. It featured sensational and melodramatic reports and illustrations of murders and hangings and was a direct descendant of the execution broadsheets of the 18th century. It gained a reputation for sensationalism during the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

The Illustrated Police News (1st publication: 1864, ended in 1938) The Illustrated Police News was a weekly illustrated newspaper which was one of the earliest British tabloids. It featured sensational and melodramatic reports and illustrations of murders and hangings and was a direct descendant of the execution broadsheets of the 18th century. It gained a reputation for sensationalism during the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

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