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Lodge Cottage, Blenheim Estate

Murder and Madness on Blenheim Estate

Water Meadow Gate, Blenheim Park, Bladon

Petty grievances can get out of hand among people who are forced to work together, as is shown by the murder of William Beckley.

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Oxford Castle

Courtroom Curses at the Black Assize

Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford

The 'Black Assize' was the name given to the assize courts held at Oxford in 1577, during which at least 300 people died of an unknown illness.

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Wychwood Way

Murder in Wychwood Forest

Wychwood Forest, West Oxfordshire

"My neck is but very short now, perhaps it may be longer at midsummer!" - William James, who was hanged for the murder of gamekeeper James Millen in 1824.

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