Tag: Murders

Frances Glessner Lee- Dioramas of Death

In previous posts, we have discussed how Chuck Norris (no not that Chuck Norris) helped bring the New York Coroner’s Department into the 20th century and is partially responsible for all the CSI shows we know and love (Please see posts here:  http://www.historynaked.com/chuck-norris-prohibition/ and http://www.historynaked.com/loony-gas-building/ )  However, Dr. Norris was not the only pioneer in […]

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The Green Bicycle Murder

It was July 5th 1919 and Annie Bella Wright, the eldest of seven children born to an illiterate farm labourer and his wife, lived in a small cottage in the village of Stoughton, just outside of Leicester. Annie was aged 21 at the time, and worked in a factory – Bates’ rubber mill, five miles […]

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Prince Sado of Korea – The Coffin King

There have been many stories of insanity in European royal families. Some even, unfairly or not, have gotten the sobriquet of “the Mad”.  However, European royalty did not corner the market on insane family members.  This example comes to us from the Korea’s Cho’son dynasty, which had ruled Korea since 1392.   Prince Sado was […]

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Locusta the Poisoner

Rome was a rough and tumble place.  Even in the golden years of the Pax Romana where everyone was supposed to gather around and celebrate being in the glory of the Roman Empire.  Political intrigue was rife and there was more drama than Days of Our Lives even when Marlena was possessed by the devil. […]

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