Charlies Peace, Master of Disguise.

Charles Peace was notorious during his criminal career. He is a favourite of many historical true crime fans. There are a lot of events and anecdotes about him; too many to cover in one show.

For the outline I gave you, I used the following sources.

The Victorian Master Criminal: Charles Peace and the Murders of Cock and Dyson

Smith, Jacob. “A Distinguished Burglar: The Cinematic Life of a Criminal Social Type.” Journal of Film and Video, vol. 63, no. 4, 2011, pp. 35–43. JSTOR,

The Banner Cross Murder; Confession by the Prisoner.” Manchester Guardian 25 Jan. 1879

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxlaw/the_impact_of_being_wrongly_accused_of_abuse_hoyle_speechley_burnett_final_26_may.pdf

https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3041344/3041351/77/Hugh%20William%20Griffiths

https://digital.nls.uk/english-ballads/archive/74893357?mode=transcription

http://www.historybytheyard.co.uk/charlie_peace.htm

Swift, Roger. “Urban policing in early Victorian England, a reappraisal” https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi398/timetable/seminar2/j.1468-229x.1988.tb02152.x.pdf

Leigh, L. H. “Manslaughter and the Limits of Self-Defence.” The Modern Law Review, vol. 34, no. 6, 1971, pp. 685–690. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1094588.

Enthusiasts can find plenty more about him as there are plenty of sources and he pops up everywhere. I even saw a photo of one of his violins on Twitter. It has been put in a museum.

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