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.Get in touch