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  • RAF Melton Mowbray

    Melton Mowbray is a small market town nestling on the edge of Leicestershire. Famous for its racehorses, pork pies and stilton cheese, and certain buildings being part of the divorce settlement of Anne of Cleves when she managed to pick her way out of her marriage to Henry VIII with her head intact, Melton Mowbray also has a plethora of prominent military installations in the vicinity, both in use and no longer operational. One such place is RAF Melton Mowbray. Now the site of a small industrial centre, a lorry park and occasional Bank Holiday Market, near to and on the old airfield, RAF Melton Mowbray was opened in 1942…

  • The Crawford Expedition

    Okay, so we looked at the Gnadenhutten Massacre of 1782, here:http://www.historynaked.com/the-gnadenhutten-massacre/ where Pennsylvania Militiamen under the American Army murdered 96 peaceful Christian Native Americans in Ohio. Their people vowed revenge. Today we are going to take a quick look at what led up to this period, and then happened next. A few years prior to the slaughter at Gnadenhutten, in February 1778 Captain Pipe, a Chief of the Delaware Indians had lost several family members to the Americans in continuously retaliatory acts of violence between the two factions. The Americans, led by General Edward Hand, and consisting of a band of 500 Pennsylvania men had led a surprise march into…

  • The Gnadenhutten Massacre

    It was 1782 and America had been at war with the British for several years as a part of their claim for independence. Caught up in this conflict were tribes of Native Americans, particularly along the Ohio river and into Ohio Country. These tribes consisted for the most part of Shawnee, Delawares. Mingos and Wyandots. For some years previously, as part of the Border conflict, there had been a series of raids on frontier settlements, by bands of aggressive Natives opposed to the expansion of the American colonists territory at the cost of native land. The resulting tension manifested in raids where small parties of natives would enter settlements and…

  • The Yosemite Killer and the Abducted Boy (Part Two)

    WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CRIMES OF A VIOLENT SEXUAL NATURE, AND WHICH SOME READERS MIGHT FIND TOO DISTRESSING. PLEASE DO NOT READ IF SUCH DETAILS MAY UPSET YOU. I HAVE MADE ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THOSE DETAILS BRIEF AND NON-DESCRIPT AS POSSIBLE, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. So, in part one (http://www.historynaked.com/yosemite-killer-abducted-boy-part-one/), we looked at the horrific crimes of Cary Stayner, currently awaiting execution on California‚Äôs death row, pending a decision on Proposition 66, to move forward with the death penalty. In this second part we will be looking at the tragic twist in the tale. Cary Stayner was the child of Delbert and Kay Stayner. One of…

  • The Yosemite Killer and the Abducted Boy (Part One)

    Bit of a gruesome one today, one of a two-part series with a tragic twist. WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CRIMES OF A BOTH A BRUTAL AND OF A VIOLENT SEXUAL NATURE, AND WHICH SOME READERS MIGHT FIND TOO DISTRESSING. PLEASE DO NOT READ IF SUCH DETAILS MAY UPSET YOU. I HAVE MADE ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THOSE DETAILS BRIEF AND NON-DESCRIPT AS POSSIBLE, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. Sitting in a cell in San Quentin Penitentiary with a death penalty conviction, is 55-year-old Cary Stayner. Stayner was born in August 1961 in Merced, California, one of five children, to Delbert and Kay Stayner. He had three sisters and…