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Villainy Detected

Villainy Detected

(1947)
A collection of stories by

 
Being a collection of the most sensational, true crimes and the most notorious real criminals that blotted the name of Britain in the years 1660-1800". Chapters include The Campden Mustery (1662); The Ride of Swift Nicks, 1676; Lt. Richardson the Pirate (1738); The Annesley Case (1743); Mary Blandy (1752); Douglas Peerage Case (1769); Capt. John Donnellan (1781) etc. by such noted authors as Andrew Lang, Daniel Defoe, Raymond Postgate, Edmund Pearson, William Roughead and others. Includes a P.S. by the editor on "The Disappearing Servant Wench" - the Elizabeth Canning case.

 
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