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Edward II

The Hanging of a Royal Pretender and his Cat

Beaumont Street, Oxford

In 1318 John Deydras made an extraordinary claim: he had been swapped with Edward II as a baby and was the true heir to the English throne!

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Horley map

'She dared me to do it': Murder at Horley

Horley, Banbury

In May 1952 Oliver Butler strangled Rose Meadows. He told police she was obsessed with death and had egged him on to killer her. Was he telling the truth?

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Old Gaol, Abingdon

Ghosts of Abingdon Old Gaol

The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon-on-Thames

An 8 year-old boy hanged in 1629 could be the cause of the hauntings reported at the Old Gaol in Abingdon.

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Old Brasenose

The Sad Murder of an Oxfordshire Pedlar

Headington, Oxford

On an early morning in February 1887, a couple in Headington were awoken by the cry 'Missus! Missus! My mother's dead! He's killed her with a hammer!'

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A Cut Throat at Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

The troubled marriage of Joseph and Henrietta Walker ended in murder in 1887.

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Hampden House, Cassington

The Murder of Mary Hanna Allen

Hampton House, The Green, Cassington

A broken love affair ended in tragedy when the wayward Harry Rowles murdered Mary Hanna Allen at her home in Cassington in December 1877.

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Hanging of Anne Greene

Anne Greene: Back from the Dead

Castle Yard, New Street, Oxford

Execution by hanging in the 17th Century was often a messy and imprecise business, but rarely so much as in the failed hanging of Anne Greene in 1650.

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Williamscot

A Murder at Williamscot

Williamscot, near Banbury

In January 1852 a young Italian immigrant told authorities in Banbury that robbers had killed his uncle. However, the truth was very different...

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Magdalen College

Magdalen: Oxford's Most Haunted College?

Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford

The ghosts believed to haunt Magdalen College include that Oscar Wilde, Jesuit martyr George Napier and a selection of monks, some headless!

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Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley being burned at the stake

The Burning of the Oxford Martyrs

Broad Street, Oxford

An iron cross marks the spot where three bishops were burned at the stake in 1555 and 1556 for refusing to convert to Catholicism.

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