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Old Timey Crimey #136: France‘s Teen Werewolf - ”Indecent Headdress”

Old Timey Crimey #136: France‘s Teen Werewolf - ”Indecent Headdress”

October 22, 2021

Jean Grenier, a teen boy in 17th century France, had a troubled home life. When he left home to try to survive on his own, no one could have guessed he'd make history as the youngest person ever convicted of lycanthropy. 

Also, Amber explains how a headdress can be indecent, and we discuss the devil's proclivities. 

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Jan Machielsen on Not Even Past.org and on Taylor & Francis Online

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children: Essays on Anomalous Children From 1595 to the Present Day by Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie

Wikipedia: Witch’s mark

Lapham’s Quarterly

Gary Zabel’s essay Witchcraft and the Occult, 1400-1700

Richard Payne Knight – Pierre de Lancre’s Full Account of the Witches’ Sabbath

Not Just the Tudors


Plucky Daisy by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4226-plucky-daisy
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Dark Impression by Horst Hoffmann
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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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. 


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


The Lineup

On Yorkshire Magazine


Lancaster Gazette/Leeds Mercury

Morning Chronicle



Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada
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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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Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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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






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 #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

Old Timey Crimey #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

April 9, 2021

A woman born into privilege tries to change history and comes closer than anyone else to doing so--and she doesn't even travel in time! That we know of. 

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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Dear You," short story about Gibson: https://accenti.ca/dear-you/

Kate Hickey. “The Irish woman who shot Mussolini in the face.” Irish Central. “https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-woman-shot-mussolini

Wikipedia – Edward Gibson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibson,_1st_Baron_Ashbourne. Mortification. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortification_in_Catholic_theology. Bellamy Salute. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute. Mussolini. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini. Assassination Attempts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_attempts_on_Benito_Mussolini

Frances Fahy. “Violet Gibson: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini.” Italics Magazine. https://italicsmag.com/2021/01/29/violet-gibson-the-woman-who-shot-mussolini/

Council Grove Republican, The Plain Speaker, The Age, Albuquerque Journal, Yonkers Herald via Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/image/343683720/?terms=%22violet%20gibson%22&match=1

Society of Saint Francis. “Saint Francis and Brother Ass.” http://www.franciscanarchive.org.uk/1996jan-angelossf.html

Nora McGreevy. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1926-irish-woman-shot-benito-mussolini-and-almost-altered-history-forever-180977286/

Michael Sheils McNamee. BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56111443

NYTimes Magazine on Twitter. https://mobile.twitter.com/NYTmag/status/657618681204244480

Brian Koberlein. Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2015/10/23/why-its-impossible-to-go-back-in-time-and-kill-baby-hitler/?sh=499e972229c0












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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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
Introducing Detectives by the Decade

Introducing Detectives by the Decade

June 15, 2020

A podcast exploring the history of forensic science, tracing the timeline from primitive toxicology to DNA. Host Kristy Baxter discusses the scientists, detectives, and cases that drove the development of investigative techniques from the 1500s to the 21st century. 

Premiering June 25, 2020. New episodes release every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts. 


Music: Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod. Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3625-deadly-roulette License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


“Forensics in antiquity.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensics_in_antiquity

“Lollia Paulina.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollia_Paulina

Kristina Killgrove. “These Three Forensic Science Techniques From Ancient Rome Reveal Shocking Gaps In Modern Methods.” Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/11/28/these-three-forensic-science-techniques-from-ancient-rome-reveal-shocking-gaps-in-modern-methods/#22a754df58fe

William Garrett Cothran. “CSI: Rome - a dive into ancient forensics.” Sea Lion Press. https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/post/csi-rome-a-dive-into-ancient-forensics

Old Timey Crimey #65: Leonarda Cianculli - “Advice for Fortune Tellers”

Old Timey Crimey #65: Leonarda Cianculli - “Advice for Fortune Tellers”

June 12, 2020

Scott, Amber, and Kristy discuss Leonarda Cianculli, the Soap Maker of Correggio. Scott explains what's wrong with fortune tellers, palm readers, and "psychics."

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Ryan Green. “The Curse: The Shocking True Story of Superstition, Human Sacrifice, and Cannibalism.”
“Montella.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montella
“Reggio Emilia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggio_Emilia
“Irpina Earthquake.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930_Irpinia_earthquake
Paul Ginsburg. “Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950.” https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/UBQ2BQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
Justin Rowlatt. “Sodium: Getting rid of dirt - and murder victims.” https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27257822

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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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







Old Timey Crimey #34: Madame Fahmy - “Bratzels”

Old Timey Crimey #34: Madame Fahmy - “Bratzels”

November 8, 2019

She's the sex worker who made it work. This week, we're looking at Madame Fahmy, born Marguerite Alibert, and her tragic youth, tumultuous relationships, and a murder that would rock the British royal family.

Plus, we question whether bigamy is a gateway drug, invent a new (and delicious-sounding) food, and discuss what serial killers and 1900s British lawyers have in common.

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Baker, Rob. “The Murder of Ali Fahmy At The Savoy Hotel.” Another Nickel in the Machine. http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2008/11/the-murder-of-ali-fahmy-at-the-savoy-hotel/

Rizk, Dr Yunan Labib. “A Diwan of Contemporary Life.” Ahram.org.eg

Souerbry, Rachel. "From Sex Worker To Princess To Murderer: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of Marguerite Alibert." Medium.. https://medium.com/@editors_91459/from-sex-worker-to-princess-to-murderer-the-remarkable-rise-and-fall-of-marguerite-alibert-23a722a1f99e

“The Perfect Murder.” Royalty Magazine. https://www.royalty-magazine.com/books-film/the-perfect-murder-2.html

Willson, Robert. “A Royal Scandal.” Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/a-royal-scandal-20130829-2stky.html

Yusof, Mohd Yaakob. “Marguerite Fahmy Case File.” Murderpedia. http://murderpedia.org/female.F/f/fahmy-marguerite.htm




Old Timey Crimey #23: Eugene Francois Vidocq - “Halloween Costume Indecisiveness”

Old Timey Crimey #23: Eugene Francois Vidocq - “Halloween Costume Indecisiveness”

August 23, 2019

Scott and Kristy look at Eugene Francois Vidocq, a man who just couldn't decide what he wanted to be--unless he was escaping from jail. From traveling entertainer to swordsman, from traitor to fake aristocrat, he did it all and SO. MUCH. MORE.

This man did not know how to handle a promotion or learn from experience, but he knew how to keep everyone guessing.

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Ashley, Mike. “The Great Detectives: Vidoqc.” The Strand Magazine. Issue 4. https://strandmag.com/the-magazine/articles/the-great-detectives-vidocq/

Blazeski, Goran “Eugene Vidocq: The ex-convict who became the world’s first private investigator.”
The Vintage News. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/03/eugene-vidocq-the-ex-convict-who-became-the-worlds-first-private-investigator/

“Eugene Francois Vidocq.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Fran%C3%A7ois_Vidocq

FlourishingAnyway. “Eugène Vidocq: The Convict Who Became the Father of Modern Criminal Investigation.” Owlcation. https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Eugne-Franois-Vidocq-The-Convict-Who-Became-the-Father-of-Modern-Criminal-Investigation

Friendly, Michael “A.-M. Guerry’s Moral Statistics of France: Challenges for Multivariable Spatial Analysis” by https://arxiv.org/pdf/0801.4263.pdf#page=31&zoom=100,0,657

“Galley Slave.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galley_slave

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