The Dunsley Murder of 1812 by David Cox


The murder of Benjamin Robins of Dunsley Hall by William Howe, an itinerant carpenter, became something of a cause celebre at the time, due to the brutal nature of the attack and the subsequent gibbetting of Howe’s body at the site of the murder. David Cox, the author,  investigates and concentrates on three aspects of the incident: Detection, Justice and Punishment. The book also explores the role the Bow Street Runners had to play in the investigation of this heinous crime.

The Dunsley Murder


    Black Country Society

    West Midlands, UK


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