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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)

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

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

"A Monkey's Diversion", Illustrated Police News  - Drunken Monkey Smashes Up Bar

Victorian Strangeness: The drunken monkey that smashed up a bar

"A Monkey's Diversion", Illustrated Police News - Drunken Monkey Smashes Up Bar

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.

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’.

The Illustrated Police News "Fearful position of a somnambulist narrow escape"

The Illustrated Police News "Fearful position of a somnambulist narrow escape"

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