THE OUTLAW

GUILTY BE THY NAME….

Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen is, by reputation, one of the guiltiest men in British legal history. His guilt has become so well known as to be the overwhelming and indelible ‘fact’ whenever his case is discussed or even his name is mentioned. So when George Orwell outlined his ideal of the “perfect murder” in 1946, he also defined Dr Crippen as the perfect example of a murderer. “The (perfect)murderer should be a little man of the professional class…living an intensely […]

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