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Men Grapple For Axe ON THIS DAY …….. 22nd March 1934 RICHMOND Ernest Kirkwood, a young man, was charged with having murdered Claude Leslie Cooper at Richmond on this day in 1934. Death was alleged to have been caused through a blow on the head by an axe. Kirkwood maintained a quiet demeanour in court when the charge

Men Grapple For Axe ON THIS DAY …….. 22nd March 1934 RICHMOND Ernest Kirkwood, a young man, was charged with having murdered Claude Leslie Cooper at Richmond on this day in 1934. Death was alleged to have been caused through a blow on the head by an axe. Kirkwood maintained a quiet demeanour in court when the charge

Jack Sheppard: On the morning of 4th September 1724, an inconsequential thief named Jack Sheppard was to be hung at Tyburn for stealing three rolls of cloth, two silver spoons and a silk handkerchief. But instead of the routine execution of another worthless felon, London awoke to the astonishing news that he had escaped from the death cell at Newgate.

Jack Sheppard: On the morning of 4th September 1724, an inconsequential thief named Jack Sheppard was to be hung at Tyburn for stealing three rolls of cloth, two silver spoons and a silk handkerchief. But instead of the routine execution of another worthless felon, London awoke to the astonishing news that he had escaped from the death cell at Newgate.

The last public execution in the USA, 1936. UNNERVING HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS

The last public execution in the USA, 1936. UNNERVING HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS

Melbourne Elizabeth Street in the 20th Century, before the McDonalds, Coles, a strip joint, Gloria Jeans and Starbucks.

Melbourne Elizabeth Street in the 20th Century, before the McDonalds, Coles, a strip joint, Gloria Jeans and Starbucks.

An extreme example of the poorer class of tenement house.  "Tenement Life in New York - Rag-pickers Court, Mulberry Street" 1879

An extreme example of the poorer class of tenement house. "Tenement Life in New York - Rag-pickers Court, Mulberry Street" 1879

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