MR Briggs' Hat: The True Story of a Victorian Railway Murder

MR Briggs' Hat: The True Story of a Victorian Railway Murder

Kate Colquhoun


In July 1864, Thomas Briggs used to be vacationing domestic after traveling his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a firstclass carriage at the 9.45pm Hackney carrier of the North London railway. At Hackney, financial institution clerks entered the carriage and came upon blood within the seat cushions; additionally at the flooring, home windows and facets of the carriage. A bloodstained hat used to be came upon at the seat besides a damaged hyperlink from an eye fixed chain. The race to spot the killer and seize him as he flees on a ship to the US was once eagerly via electorate either side of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping story of a criminal offense that stunned the kingdom.

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