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

Swift, Roger. “Urban policing in early Victorian England, a reappraisal”

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

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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