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Murder Map of Olde London Town
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:44:45 PM »
Collection of Medieval murders plotted onto a map:
https://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/vrcresearch/london-medieval-murder-map

Highlights include:
"A porter killed by a potter"
"Murderous quarrel amongst tailors"
"Two men help woman batter man to death"
"Cripplegate cobbler boots city messenger into eternity"

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 12:48:50 PM »
Some quality medieval desolation in this:

"Prostitute punches pregnant woman in stomach" - the perpetrator? Agnes "Houdydoudy"

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
Got a bit of a wag here -

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Cripplegate cobbler boots city messenger into eternity

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 01:10:07 PM »
Very tactfully put -

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Woman dies from kicks in her underbelly


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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 01:16:05 PM »
Got a bit of a wag here -

That one could've been a caption to a football picture in The Sun as recently as the 1990s.

Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 01:17:38 PM »
"Man pierced by Percies and left to die". Ooh pardon.

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »
I reckon this is the same coroner, he's on a roll:

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Shoemaker John of Bury pops clogs after stabbing


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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 01:25:26 PM »
"...and remember, don't have nightmares!"

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 01:26:44 PM »
Almost makes it sound comical:

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Planned gang-rape ends in mayhem

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 01:27:33 PM »
"A deadly fight between members of the fishmonger and skinner guild"

That must have been quite a dust-up. Not much left after they'd been at each other, I'll bet.

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 01:28:30 PM »
"Man pierced by Percies and left to die"

Taking the piss now (oops sorry, __steve__)

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 01:28:38 PM »
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Argument about a horse escalates into a lethal free-for-all with neighbours and passers by

Shoulders?-Stomach!

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 01:32:06 PM »
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Flid drowned along with stolen megadrive

Not sure about this one

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 01:47:04 PM »
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Welsh tailor kills Irish Will and goes Scot free.

Is the editor for this map the same person who writes the tabloid headlines?

Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 02:36:41 PM »
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Death among drunk wrestlers

One for the album titles thread.

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2019, 02:40:35 PM »
I just smacked him mlud:

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Small boy caught stealing dies after being smacked

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2019, 02:43:48 PM »
By weird coincidence (is there such a thing as a regular coincidence?) I found out today that 153 years ago a woman was murdered (strangled, after being sexually assaulted) on a spot that was then along a deserted country lane but is now right in the middle of campus, outside the block next to my office. There's a plaque on a nearby wall to mark the scene (there was once a stone memorial, removed when the University was built), which I've never noticed.

Brr. Someone get Sapphire and Steel.

Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 03:18:25 PM »
Why was Cripplegate named so?

Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 06:30:09 PM »
Why was Cripplegate named so?

It was a gate, apparently.

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 10:13:05 PM »
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Cripplegate cobbler boots city messenger into eternity



Here’s how I picture that.

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Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2019, 01:22:16 AM »
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Street-based merchant in Peckham. While eyed he uppe a buxom wyffe, fall’d he through ye barre.

Rodney may’d facce.

Re: Murder Map of Olde London Town
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 01:56:54 AM »
Trigger but funny.

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 11:06:06 AM »