Author delves into the dark past of city’s infamous murderer

Review of The 19th Century Underworld by Derek James... He was one of the most infamous killers in the country and a wax effigy of John Thurtell was displayed in Madame Tussaud’s ‘Chamber of Horrors’ well into the 20th century... such was the horrific nature of his crime. The gruesome and fascinating story of this Norwich… Continue reading Author delves into the dark past of city’s infamous murderer

‘My work and I have been fitted to each other’: A Brief Profile of Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)

Harriet Martineau by Richard evans (detail)

  Harriet Martineau was a British economist, historian, journalist, moralist, novelist and travel writer. ‘Authorship has never been with me a matter of choice,’ wrote the prolific Miss Martineau in her autobiography of 1855, ‘I have not done it for amusement, or for money, or for fame, or for any reason but because I could… Continue reading ‘My work and I have been fitted to each other’: A Brief Profile of Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876)