Treasure 31: Annals of Crime in the Midland Circuit

This treasure was nominated by Library Assistant Emma Webster, who writes:

I came across a book when I was looking for information about highwaymen, called ‘Annals of Crime in the Midland Circuit’ or ‘Biographies of Noted Criminals in the Counties of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln’. While the title doesn’t sound that exciting, it is full of accounts of some horrific crimes, pretty much all of which have incurred the death penalty. It says these are reports from ‘authentic records’ although I haven’t been able to find any authors. It goes into great detail about the crimes, and the sorry endings of the criminals – including crowd reaction!  It’s definitely the most gruesome book I have come across in Local Studies…

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