Death on the Victorian Beat

Mercury two days earlier, that the dead officer was respected and admired by his
POLICE CONSTABLE 'Tis true he has fall'n - our champion in danger – Brutality's

Author: Martin Baggoley

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526705945

Category: True Crime

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Death on the Victorian Beat is the first book dedicated solely to the murders of police officers in the Victorian era, recalling numerous cases from across the United Kingdom. Martin Baggoley highlights the resistance faced everyday by officers of all ranks, in both the great cities and in the supposedly peaceful countryside, during this important and sometimes turbulent period in our history.Many cases are unveiled by the author, including those of: Sergeant Charles Brett, murdered on the streets of Manchester by Fenians attempting to release two of their leaders from a police van; Detective Inspector Charles Thain, fatally wounded at sea by a prisoner he was escorting back from Germany; Constable William Jump lost his life during a bitter industrial dispute involving brickmakers in Ashton-under-Lyne; and Inspector Joseph Drewitt and Constable Thomas Shorter murdered in a confrontation with poachers in Hungerford, to name but a few.This book is bursting with accounts of danger and great courage urging to be read, as the author allows the lives of these gallant officers to run through the pages.

Childhood Death in Victorian England

Ten minutes later he beat her severely over her back with his hoe, which broke in
two so he tore a bough from an ash tree and beat her over the head several times
with such force that it bent around her head and broke. Martha tried to carry on ...

Author: Sarah Seaton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473877047

Category: History

Page: 200

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In this fascinating book, the reader is taken on a journey of real life accounts of Victorian children, how they lived, worked, played and ultimately died. Many of these stories have remained hidden for over 100 years. They are now unearthed to reveal the hardship and cruel conditions experienced by many youngsters, such as a traveling fair child, an apprentice at sea and a trapper. The lives of the children of prostitutes, servant girls, debutantes and married women all intermingle, unified by one common factor death.Drawing on actual instances of Infanticide and baby farming the reader is taken into a world of unmarried mothers, whose shame at being pregnant drove them to carry out horrendous crimes yet walk free from court, without consequence. For others, they were not so lucky.The Victorian children in this publication lived in the rapidly changing world of the Industrial Revolution. With the introduction of the New Poor Law in 1834 the future for some pauper children changed but not for the better. Studies have also unearthed a religious sect known as the Peculiar People and gives an insight into their beliefs.This book is not recommended for those easily offended as it does contain graphic descriptions of some child murders, although not intended to glorify the tragedies, they were necessary to inform the reader of the horrific extent that some killers went to.This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the social history of the Victorian period.

Victorian CSI

INCONCLUSIVE. SIGNS. OP. DEATH. (1) Cessation of the circulation.—If no
pulse can be felt at the wrist, and the beat of the heart can neither be felt nor
heard with the stethoscope, we may assume that the circulation of the blood has
ceased, ...

Author: William A Guy

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750961707

Category: History

Page: 256

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The first edition of William A. Guy's "Principles of Forensic Medicine" was published at the start of Victoria's reign; the final edition, from which these selections derive, was published towards the end, just a few years after the Whitechapel horrors had pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public's consciousness. With this guide in hand, a detective could tell whether the victim had suffocated, drowned, been shot, stabbed, or struck by lightning, spontaneously combusted, frozen to death or expired due to starvation - or, as the guide warns, was not dead at all, but simply in a state of 'suspended animation'. Suggestions include examining the face of the deceased for an 'expression of angry resistance', a clear indication of murder, and studying the demeanour of the nearest and dearest in cases of suspected 'secret poisoning'. With original woodcuts, case studies and notes on identifying the corpse and walking the crime scene, "Victorian CSI" will fascinate lovers of crime fiction and of true crime alike.

The Maternal Voice in Victorian Fiction

The death of Frank grinds Beatrice's life and hope to a halt: "The mainspring of
action was broken" (399). The child, who had been Beatrice's reason to struggle
on, is now dead, but in the world's eyes Beatrice is free to begin again, to pretend

Author: Barbara Z. Thaden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135814434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Femininity Crime and Self Defence in Victorian Literature and Society

Narrowly escaping death by a bite from a snake in her bouquet and a
showerbathfilledwith acid, sheapproaches Dyke ... Whenshe confronts him,he
unleashes asnake on her butshebeats itdown with arevolver
shehasbeencarrying, forcing itto ...

Author: E. Godfrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284563

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This exploration into the development of women's self-defence from 1850 to 1914 features major writers, including H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Robins and Richard Marsh, and encompasses an unusually wide-ranging number of subjects from hatpin crimes to the development of martial arts for women.

Death And Disaster In Victorian Telford

Witness: No,sir; but John Guy, oneofthose whowere killed, has; he spoke to
Henry Howells about it;the pit “played”for a day. ... It would not be proper, I think,
to havethe chartermaster andthe banksmen brought before usnow,that mustbeat
a ...

Author: Allan Frost

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445627793

Category: History

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A Victorian Muse

frame is the line from Lamentations quoted by Dante in the Vita Nuova at the
death of Beatrice: 'Quomodo sedet sola Civitas!' (section XXVIII), which translates
as 'how does the city sit solitary'. At the top of the frame is the date of Beatrice's ...

Author: Julia Straub

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441180681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The figure of Dante's Beatrice can be seen as a cultural phenomenon or myth during the nineteenth century, inspiring a wide variety of representations in literature and the visual arts. This study looks at the cultural afterlife of Beatrice in the Victorian period in remarkably different contexts. Focusing on literary representations and selected examples from the visual arts, this book examines works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walter Pater as well as by John Ruskin, Maria Rossetti and Arthur Henry Hallam. Julia Straub's analysis shows how the various representations of Beatrice in literature and in the visual arts reflect in meaningful ways some of the central social and aesthetic concerns of the Victorian period, most importantly its discourse on gender. This study offers fascinating insights into the Victorian reception of Dante by exploring the powerful appeal of his muse.

Victorian Literature

Let Love clasp Grief lest both be drown'd, Let darkness keep her raven gloss: 10
Ah, sweeter to be drunk with loss, To dance with death, to beat the ground, Than
that the victor Hours35 should scorn The long result of love, and boast, “Behold ...

Author: Victor Shea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118329023

Category: Literary Criticism

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Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

So 'waves' and 'field' in the lines above take their natural stress, but aren't
experienced as beats. Initial stressed syllables—such as 'Dead'—can also be
demoted in this way. Where Swinburne cultivated a suave, melodic rhythm (
further ...

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191653032

Category: Literary Criticism

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Brush With Death

Best of all, the rent couldn't be beat. The old Victorian was owned by a pair of
aging hippies who lived in a dome house in the Santa Cruz Mountains and with
whom I had struck a tacit bargain: I didn't ask for repairs, they didn't raise the rent.

Author: Hailey Lind

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619182

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Since she went straight, Annie Kincaid’s been applying her genius for fine art forgery to her own faux finishing business in San Francisco. She hasn’t seen the inside of a jail cell since she was seventeen, although sometimes it takes all of her arts—fine or otherwise—to keep it that way… Annie knows that art security can be inadequate, but it’s crazy to think that an Old Master painting could be hanging unguarded in the local columbarium where she’s doing restoration work. Still, when she gets a tip that the chapel’s copy of Raphael’s exquisite La Fornarina might be the real thing, Annie has to take a look. And when she runs into a certain sexy art thief on the premises, alarm bells go off in her head as well as her heart. Tired of being an art world pariah, Annie hopes that if she can help return the masterpiece to Italy, she’ll finally be redeemed. But when murder enters the picture, Annie realizes that it won’t be so easy to put things at the cemetery to rest… INCLUDES ART TIPS!

Heart Beats

Death and Violence in Some Victorian Reading Books.” Children's Literature in
Education 29 (1998): 109–17. McGill, Meredith L. American Literature and the
Culture of Reprinting, 1834– 1853. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
Press, ...

Author: Catherine Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400845156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.

Victorian Fairy Tales

His feather hung down between his legs like a beaten puppy's tail, dripping like
an umbrella; and from the ends of his moustaches the ... 'I can't let you in, sir,——I
can't indeed; my brothers would beat me to death, sir, if I thought of such a thing.

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191017360

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

60 Lewes also cites several cases where the heart has continued beating after
death , including the famous instance of ... common cultural perception that his
heart might be a separate and inextinguishable entity , with a beat that will never
let ...

Author: Kirstie Blair

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015064867628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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This study considers why and how the heart became a vital image in Victorian poetry. It argues that the intense focus on heart imagery in the period highlights anxieties about the ability of poetry to act upon its readers. It covers key poems by authors such as Tennyson and the Brownings, and contextualizes them with reference to lesser-known works.

Victorian Time

Morris resists imagining theworldafterhis death, buttheWellsian perspective
seesthe inherent value ofpure exposition. ... now', said Wells, 'forall wecan tell,
the coming terror may be crouching for its spring and the fall of humanity beat

Author: T. Ferguson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137007988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Sex and Death in Victorian Literature

The defeat of the Count also signals the colonising of the Other through tourism –
human circulation as a leisure form of consumption . Although initially Harker
found Transylvania strange , ' not like England ' , after the recipecollecting ...

Author: Regina Barreca

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015021486918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Spine title: Sex & death in Victorian literature.

Victorian Reports

Bamblett then beat the deceased on the arms with an iron bar . Austin 5 took the
iron bar and beat the deceased with it on the legs . The deceased's head was
hanging down . McNaughton was told that the deceased had killed Cooper by ...

Author: Victoria. Supreme Court


ISBN: STANFORD:36105060955239

Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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The Victorian Policeman

This is the unique and personal story written by the great grandson of a former Victorian beat 'Bobby' who progressed through the ranks to eventually become the very first Royal Detective.

Author: Don Hale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494702940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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This is the unique and personal story written by the great grandson of a former Victorian beat 'Bobby' who progressed through the ranks to eventually become the very first Royal Detective. James Wood, a former 'sharp shooter' in Queen Victoria's mighty Army of the Empire, joined Manchester City Police force to become the youngest ever Superintendent in their history - and was also a highly acclaimed 'thief taker, ' something of a bounty-hunter. For many years around the turn of the century, he helped protect a number of prominent VIP's and several visiting members of the Royal Family, in particular, the Prince and Princess of Wales, during a time of political unrest and specific threats against the Monarchy from 'Dynamiters, Terrorists, Foreign Agents & Agitators.' James was also involved in a host of other memorable events relating to the development of Manchester United, the daring and dramatic Daily Mail air race, and major social reforms. This book commemorates the 90th anniversary of his death and reveals his secret diary notes, news cuttings and personal photographs from a memorable time long forgotten

The Year book of Australia

Charles Clay , ledger keeper Bank of Victoria , beating O'Leary . .- Great flood on
the Paroo . - Fatal Shepperton , killed instantaneously by a cricket ball . affray
among coolies at Tooram , Victoria . Sirdar Khan 26. – Victorian commission ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105028035488

Category: Australia


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Victorian Poetry

Some find me a sword ; some The flange and the rail ; flame , Fang , or flood '
goes Death on drum , And storms bugle his ... rock But the combs of a smother of
sand : night drew her Dead to the Kentish Knock ; And she beat the bank down
with ...



ISBN: UCAL:$B713600

Category: Electronic journals


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Victorian Unfinished Novels

Then, the sea fell, and the dying voicemade another feeble effort, andthen the
searose high, and beat its lifeout,and lashed ... Whereas inthe former novel (at
leastin the text Dickens left his readers) decomposition and death arethe
recurring ...

Author: S. Tomaiuolo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137008183

Category: Fiction

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The first detailed study on the subject of Victorian unfinished novels, this book sheds further light on novels by major authors that have been neglected by critical studies and focuses in a new way on critically acclaimed masterpieces, offering a counter-reading of the nineteenth-century literary canon.