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Murder & Crime Series : Lake District

Martin Baggoley


Drawing on a wide selection of sources and illustrated with more than fifty images, this collection of grisly tales explores the shadier side of the Lake District’s past.

It features the tale of the ‘Keswick Imposter’, who seduced and bigamously married a young lady of Buttermere before being hanged at the Sands in Carlisle for fraud, a story which was the inspiration for Melvyn Bragg’s “The Maid of Buttermere”. Also included is the account of an eighteenth-century gang who repeatedly tried to kidnap a wealthy (but alcoholic) landowner and marry him to a prostitute in order to lay their hands on his fortune. With murders, hangings, kidnap and violence, “Murder & Crime: Lake District” is sure to captivate and horrify everyone interested in the criminal history of the area.


The History Press



Publication Date:

2009 August





Black & white photographs & documents

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