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A map of Banbury circa 1900

Man assaults woman, claims to be bulldog

North Bar Street, Banbury

In 1873 Richard Eden assaulted Elizabeth Gunn in North Bar Street, Banbury. At his trial, he made some startling claims.

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An old postcard of Wantage Market Place

The Decapitation of Ann Pullen

The White Hart Inn, Grove Street, Wantage

During the Wantage Fair of 1833, the body of the landlady of the White Hart Inn was found, her head severed by a single blow.

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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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