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All About History

All About History All About History: Most Wanted

All About History is the stunningly realised new magazine from the makers of How It Works and All About Space. Featuring beautiful illustrations, photos and graphics depicting everything from ancient civilisations to the Cold War, All About History is accessible and entertaining to all and makes history fun for the whole family.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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most wanted

From cold-blooded killers and violent outlaws to deadly mobsters and the highwaymen of yore, crimes and the individuals behind them have captured the imaginations of people the world over since time began. In All About History: Most Wanted we shed light on the fascinating stories of some of history’s most notorious criminals and explore the lives and crimes of a host of lesser-known but no less despicable individuals. Discover the gory details of their misdeeds and what led them to a life on the wrong side of the law. You’ll meet depraved and sadistic killers, the world’s most powerful crime bosses, outlaws from every era and some of history’s most infamous and influential terrorists. Who was the ‘Baby Farmer’? How did Pablo Escobar become one of the world’s richest men? Who were…

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most wanted 10 infamous outlaws

Across history there are countless villains that have robbed and murdered their way to riches. Some of these are revered among their countrymen as legends, while others have been vilified. History is littered with outlaws that have romanticised what it means to be a criminal. Many are quick to be labelled as that era or region’s ‘Robin Hood’ (the famed outlaw from 13th-century English folklore), but in truth most of these men and women only had their own interests at heart. From Roman England through to the 21st century we’ve picked out ten of the most notorious rogues that ever roamed free, with each performing devilish and memorable enough deeds to earn a place in this roundup of enduring outlaws. 10 Jesse James 1847-1882 Born in Kearney, Missouri, to hemp farmers Robert and Zerelda James,…

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jack the ripper

August 31st 1888. The East End of London is not unaccustomed to violence or murders, but on Buck’s Row lies a body that has been mutilated beyond even Whitechapel’s reputation for depravity. Her throat cut and abdomen gashed, Mary Ann Nichols, known as Polly, has become the first unwitting victim of the modern era’s most notorious serial killer. Polly Nichols is widely considered the Ripper’s first victim and shares a similar profile to most of his later victims. Estranged from her family, Nichols has worked the dark streets of Whitechapel for most of the decade. Known for her love of drink and with a turbulent personal history behind her, Polly has been in and out of London’s workhouses, where the destitute are offered food and shelter in return for unskilled work,…

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Francis Tumblety Profession: Herbalist, con man Was he the Ripper?: An American quack doctor, Tumblety supposedly owned sets of reproductive organs in jars and was thought to be flamboyant – and thus homosexual. While such scant evidence was sufficient for Ripper accusations in the 19th century, Tumblety’s extreme misogyny and criminal behaviour led to one investigating officer naming him as his favoured suspect, while a forensic analyst deemed his handwriting bore a similarity to the Ripper letters. Sir William Gull Profession: Doctor, Queen’s physician Was he the Ripper?: Alan Moore’s seminal graphic novel From Hell suggests that Gull was the Ripper, wiping out a group of women who learned of an illegitimate Catholic heir to the throne fathered by Prince Albert Victor. The Queen’s surgeon, most famously played by Ian Holm in a film adaptation, is portrayed…

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jack's victims?

Martha Tabram Separated from her husband and with a reputation for excessive drinking, Martha Tabram was destitute by August 1888 and making a living from prostitution. Her body was discovered with 39 stab wounds but she had not been further mutilated. Tabram is not generally considered an official ‘canonical’ victim of the Ripper. Polly Nichols Estranged from her husband and children, Polly Nichols had been in and out of workhouses for over five years by the time of her death. She had earned enough money for a bed on the night of her murder but spent the money on alcohol, forcing her back onto the streets. Annie Chapman Known as Dark Annie due to either her hair or her black moods, 47-year-old Chapman had fallen on hard times following the death of her husband, birth…

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elizabeth báthory

As the cold midwinter of 1610 seeped through the stone of Čachtice Castle in Hungary, screams could be heard coming from within. The 50-year-old widow, Countess Elizabeth Báthory, was indulging in some entertainment. At her feet lay a young serving girl who was being burned with red-hot irons. She would not survive. The Countess, who would come to be known as the most prolific female killer in history, seems to have found pleasure in inflicting pain and misery on her servants, serfs, and anyone who crossed her. Over the years these tales of torture grew so monstrous that she was thought to have bathed in the blood of virgins, a pastime that granted her eternal youth. Like the fictional character Dracula, with whom she is often compared, she is seen as…