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Murder, poisoning and baby-farming:
Victorian crime and punishment

Friday 8 October 2021

Talk and museum entry: £15.00pp or £10.00pp if you already hold a year ticket for NESM.

Entry is one hour before the start of each talk to allow for the viewing of the museum itself and refreshments.

Join author Angela Buckley for a tantalising glimpse into the murky world of 19th century crime. Angela will transport you back to the dark streets of Victorian Britain, where you will meet suspicious characters, nefarious criminals and the detectives who tracked them down. Angela will shine a light on some of the infamous felons of the period, from baby-farmer Amelia Dyer to Sheffield murderer Charlie Peace. Sharing expert research, she will explore what made these villains tick, the details of their crimes and how they were finally brought to justice.

Due to the discussion of crime, murder and other sensitive subjects we advise that visitors be over the age of 15 to attend this talk.

Talk by Author Angela Buckley

Angela Buckley is a leading historian and author who writes about Victorian crime and police history. Her work has featured in The Times, The Telegraph, the Sunday Express, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and Your Family History. She has published many best-selling books such as ‘Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders’ and ‘The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada’. Angela is also a regular guest blogger, and has appeared on BBC radio and TV, including BBC One's The One Show. She has taken part in many events, such as the Henley Literary Festival and at the Museum of London. Angela is a member of the Crime Writers' Association, the Society of Authors and the Historical Writers' Association. Her website is

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