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Old Timey Crimey #130: Mary Bateman - ”Else It Will Not Do”

Old Timey Crimey #130: Mary Bateman - ”Else It Will Not Do”

September 10, 2021

The tale of Mary Bateman, aka the Yorkshire witch: a woman who was chronically incapable of going to the store. She also never met a scam she did like or a sheet she couldn't steal. 

Sources:

Catherine Curzon on Mental Floss.

Extraordinary Life and Character of Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch From the Earliest Thefts of her Infancy, Through a Most Awful Course of Crimes and Murders, Till Her Execution at the New Drop, Near the Castle of York, On Monday the 20th of March 1809 (12th Edition)

Vision of Britain Through Time

Ellen Castelow on Historic UK

Kelly Buchanan on LOC.

Wikipedia. Digoxin.

National Library of Scotland.     

Hull Packet via Gale Primary Sources

Murderpedia

The Lineup

On Yorkshire Magazine

Newspapers.com:

Lancaster Gazette/Leeds Mercury

Morning Chronicle

 

Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada
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Old Timey Crimey #128: Butch Cassidy - “Beaver Weaver”

Old Timey Crimey #128: Butch Cassidy - “Beaver Weaver”

August 27, 2021

A man who knew how to plan, and also knew the value of a good thank you note. He left behind a legacy of mystery, unanswered questions, and love of pie. 

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Sources: 

Kathy Weiser on Legends of America. Wild West. Homestead Act.  Wild Bunch.

Utah.com

Britannica

Most Notorious Podcast – Guest Charles Leerhsen

Wyoming State Archives

Wikipedia: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Newspapers.com

San Fran Call

Colorado Historic Newspapers:

Routt County Courier.

Steamboat Pilot.

The Craig Courier.

Cal Dig Newspaper Collection:

Sacramento Daily Union

San Diego Union.

Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3986-lobby-time
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Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

May 21, 2021

We continue to delve into one of history's greatest mysteries--what happened to the young would-be king of England after his uncle sent him and his brother to the tower? We finish up this two-parter with a discussion of theories and bones. Featuring special guest, Hugo-nominated fanzine editor Chris Garcia!

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Music: 

Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Sources:

Ben Johnson. Historic UK. https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Princes-in-the-Tower/

Meilan Solly. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-richard-iii-order-deaths-his-nephews-they-slept-tower-london-180976930/

Rebecca Starr Brown. https://rebeccastarrbrown.com/2017/03/02/edward-ivs-marriage-to-elizabeth-woodville-in-context/

Historic Royal Palaces. https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/the-princes-in-the-tower/

Matt Lewis. History hit. https://www.historyhit.com/what-led-to-george-duke-of-clarences-execution-by-wine/

“George Northcroft.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Northcroft#Orthodontics

English Monarchs. https://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_12.htm#menu

Magalshi. Adventures of a Tudor Nerd. https://adventuresofatudornerd.com/tag/anthony-woodville/

Matthew Lewis. The History Press. https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/what-if-the-princes-in-the-tower-survived-into-tudor-england/

David Crowther. The History of England. https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/resource/the-1483-timeline/

Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society. https://www.mkheritage.org.uk/wdahs/docs/edward.html

Bruce Heydt. British Heritage. https://britishheritage.com/history/pretender-throne-perkin-warbeck

Leanda de Lisle. Tudor Times. https://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/lady-margaret-beaufort-hero-or-villain

https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/did-richard-iii-really-kill-princes-in-tower-debate-historians/

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/historian-bolsters-case-that-richard-iii-murdered-the-princes-in-the-tower/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princes-tower-will-ultimate-cold-case-finally-be-solved-after-more-500-years-10466190.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princes_in_the_Tower

https://www.livescience.com/richard-iii-nephew-murders.html

Croyland Chronicles

Chronicle of London

The usurpation of Richard the Third: Dominicus Mancinus ad Angelum Catonem de occupatione Regni Anglie per Ricardum Tercium libellus

History Extra Podcast: Princes in the Tower

 

Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

April 16, 2021

She's not just a small town girl living in a lonely world, and she won't take the midnight train going anywhere. She will, however, take the roadster to a bridge party in Cleveland. 

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Music:

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Mark Gribben. Malefactor’s Register. http://malefactorsregister.com/wp/nightclub-girl-in-a-curfew-town/

Wikipedia. Perry, OH. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry,_Ohio#Demographics. Gene Malin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Malin

Mark Gilson. “The Historic Nursery Belt of Lake County.” Gardenopolis Cleveland. https://www.gardenopoliscleveland.org/2018/06/the-historic-nursery-belt-of-lake-county-part-1/

Murderpedia. https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-velma.htm

Richard Raponi. Cleveland Historical. https://clevelandhistorical.org/index.php/files/show/1879

Sarah Pruitt. History.com. https://www.history.com/news/gay-culture-roaring-twenties-prohibition

Natalie Zarrelli. Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-the-early-20th-century-america-was-awash-in-incredible-queer-nightlife

Cindy. Scandals and Sweets. https://scandalsandsweets.com/velma-west-iron-flapper-a-sad-ending-to-a-sad-life/

Mark J. Price. Beacon Journal. https://www.beaconjournal.com/article/20140622/news/306229547

Newspapers.com: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Brownsville Herald, News-Journal, The Circleville Herald, Times Herald

https://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=%22edward+west%22&p_province=us-oh&dr_year=1926-1927

LOC: Brownsville Herald. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063730/1927-12-26/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1926&index=0&rows=20&words=Velma+West&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1928&proxtext=%22velma+west%22&y=10&x=11&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-velma.htm

 

Old Timey Crimey #101 - Lizzie Borden Part 2: “Flea Rags”

Old Timey Crimey #101 - Lizzie Borden Part 2: “Flea Rags”

February 19, 2021

PART 2 of the infamous murders of Abby and Andrew Borden looks at the trial, the aftermath, some weird shit that happened because people are weird, and finally--THEORIES! 

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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Sources:

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River,_Massachusetts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skeleton_in_Armor

Evening World via LOC

Deborah Allard. Herald News. https://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150601/NEWS/150609465

Professor Douglas O. Linder and law students. Famous Trials. https://famous-trials.com/lizzieborden

Chronology. Lizzieandrewborden.com https://web.archive.org/web/20150402145937/http://lizzieandrewborden.com/crimelibrary/chronologies/chronology1789-1892.htm

Diana Griffiths. The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies. https://ochm.medium.com/lizzie-borden-and-the-taunton-jail-d8224024666f

William F. Hanna. Old Colony History Museum. https://ochm.medium.com/lizzie-borden-and-the-taunton-jail-d8224024666f

Boston Globe. https://www.newspapers.com/image/430858491/?terms=Lizzie%20Borden&match=1

https://newengland.com/today/living/homes/lizzie-borden-house-fall-river/

 

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/lizzie-borden/

https://www.biography.com/news/lizzie-borden-life-after-murder-trial

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden

https://www.womenshistory.org/articles/lizzie-borden-trial-1892

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2019/07/21/how-did-19th-century-axe-murderer-lizzie-borden-become-a-household-name/ideas/essay/

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/lizzie-borden

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/borden-parents-found-dead

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/famous-murders/lizzie-borden/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-19th-century-axe-murderer-lizzie-borden-was-found-not-guilty-180972707/

https://www.livescience.com/lizzie-borden-house-for-sale.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/81765/how-lizzie-borden-spent-her-life-after-being-acquitted

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-happened-to-lizzie-borden-after-the-murders-lizzie-gives-yet-another-take-on-the-story-11881038

Unresolved Mysteries, Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/kodcvs/whats_your_weirdest_theory/

Old Timey Crimey #76: Alger Hiss - “Ideo-la-la-la-logies”

Old Timey Crimey #76: Alger Hiss - “Ideo-la-la-la-logies”

August 28, 2020

Was it treason? Was it a friendship gone wrong? Or was it MORE than friendship? The world may never know. This week we talk about Alger Hiss who maaaaybeee committed espionage but maaaaybeee didn't. 

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Sources: 

John Lowenthal. “Venona and Alger Hiss.” http://algerhiss.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/lowenthal.pdf

FBI.gov. “Alger Hiss.” https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/alger-hiss

A Tissue of Lies: Nixon vs. Hiss. Morton & Michael Levitt. 

Wikipedia. Alger Hiss, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alger_Hiss. International Juridical Association, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Juridical_Association. Navy V-12 program, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-12_Navy_College_Training_Program#Notable_graduates

James Thomas Gay. History net. “Was Washington official Alger Hiss a Communist Spy?” https://www.historynet.com/the-alger-hiss-spy-case-mayjune-98-american-history-feature.htm

Historynewsnetwork.org

CIA.gov

PBS.org

History.com

Janny Scott. New York Times. “Alger Hiss, Divisive Icon of the Cold War, Dies at 92.” https://web.archive.org/web/20091224132157/https://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/16/nyregion/alger-hiss-divisive-icon-of-the-cold-war-dies-at-92.html

Old Timey Crimey #66: Francis Tumblety - “The Joe Exotic of Medicine”

Old Timey Crimey #66: Francis Tumblety - “The Joe Exotic of Medicine”

June 19, 2020
Scott, Kristy, and Amber delve into the weird, wild shenanigans of Francis Tumblety, the Joe Exotic of medicine. This guy started in porn, moved on to "medicine," and finished up as...possibly Jack the Ripper. (But probably not Jack the Ripper.)
 
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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Tumblety
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_P._Blackburn
From LOC Chronicling America: Magnolia Gazette, Alexandria Gazette, NY Herald, New Ulm Weekly Review, Pittsburgh Dispatch, Evening Star, Evening Journal, Evening World (NY), The Sun (NY), New York Tribune, St. Louis Republic
R. Michael Gordon. “The American Murders of Jack the Ripper.” https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/3TECJxTxXfwC?hl=en&gbpv=0
Jack the Ripper Tour. “Is This the Face of a Killer?” https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/the-face-of-jack-the-ripper/
Casebook.org. “Francis Tumblety.” https://www.casebook.org/suspects/tumblety.html
https://www.jack-the-ripper.org/francis-tumblety.htm
 
 
Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #25: Le Petomane

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #25: Le Petomane

June 9, 2020

Scott tells Amber and Kristy all about the flatulist Le Petomane, aka Joseph Pujol. 

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Sources:

Damn interesting

www.blowbacktrilogy.com

wikipedia

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Old Timey Crimey #64: John George Haigh - “Worst Game of Cinderella Ever”

Old Timey Crimey #64: John George Haigh - “Worst Game of Cinderella Ever”

June 5, 2020

This week we delve into the fraud, murder, and body disposal tactics of John George Haigh, aka The Acid Bath Murderer. It's finger-lickin' good...

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Sources:

John Haigh. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Haigh

Katie Serena. All That’s Interesting. “The Story Of John George Haigh, The Acid Bath Murderer, Is Just As Gruesome As His Nickname Suggests.” https://allthatsinteresting.com/john-george-haigh

Outwood. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outwood,_Wakefield

Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Thoughtco. “How to Make a Sulfuric Acid Formula at Home.” https://www.thoughtco.com/make-sulfuric-acid-at-home-608262

Murderpedia. “John George Haigh.” https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/haigh-john.htm

Dr. Jonathan Oates and Dave Walker. The Library Time Machine. “Haigh—a handsome stranger arrives at your hotel.” https://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/tag/onslow-court-hotel/

The Advertiser (Adelaide) via Trove. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36677026

The Evening Star via LOC. https://bit.ly/2ZMTdAi

Crime and Investigation. “John Haigh.” https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/john-haigh-the-acid-bath-murderer/arrest

https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/haigh-john.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Haigh

https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/the-acid-bath-murders/

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/Haigh.html

https://boredomtherapy.com/acid-bath-murderer-of-britain/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9VHansGsDI

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #20: John Horwood

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #20: John Horwood

May 4, 2020
Kristy tells Scott & Amber about John Horwood and the murderrrr that was turned into a very unique book.
 
Sources:
“John Horwood.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horwood
 
Sandra Rimmer. “Family Historian who came face to face with an actual ‘skeleton in the cupboard’, unjustly hanged 190 years ago.” Abroad in the Yard. https://www.abroadintheyard.com/family-historian-who-came-face-face-actual-skeleton-cupboard-unjustly-hanged-years-ago/
 
Leah. “John Horwood Was Sentenced To Be Dissected!” Ripley’s. https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/john-horwood-sentenced-dissected/
Bristol Law Society. “The Skeleton of John Horwood.” http://www.bristollawsociety.com/the-skeleton-of-john-horwood/
 
“John Horwood.” Bristol Museum Galleries Archives. http://museums.bristol.gov.uk/narratives.php?irn=2791
 
David Wilkes. Daily Mail. “Funeral for murderer hanged in 1821 after his skeleton is found in Bristol University cupboard” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376395/Funeral-murderer-hanged-1821-skeleton-Bristol-University-cupboard.html
 
 
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