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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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Chipping Norton map

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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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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The Angel Inn, Remenhem

Mary Blandy at the Angel Inn

The Little Angel Inn, White Hill, Remenhem, Henley-on-Thames

The Little Angel inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of 18th century poisoner Mary Blandy, who fled there after murdering her father.

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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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