THE MURDER OF HARRIET LANE
12.08.2019 - By WHISPERED TRUE STORIES
The brutal killing of Harriet Lane in 1857, was the most infamous slaying in England, prior to the multiple murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the 1880s.
This episode shares the story with you – told entirely in Whisper, by Kit Caren.
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Chronicles of Crime and Criminals (No. 1), Beaver Publishing Co (Toronto, Canada, 1880s, author and exact year, unknown), Chapter 1.
Fortey, H.S., Lamentation of Henry Wainwright, for the Murder and Mutilation of Harriet Lane (1875).
Storey, Neil, The Little Book of Murder, "The Businessman and His Mistress", (2013).
Lachanudis, Paula, The Murder of Harriet Lane, Herts Memories (webpage, 2011).
Jackson, Victoria (compiler), Wainwright, Henry, Murderpedia (webpage).
Treguer, Pascal, The Gruesome Origin of “Harriet Lane” and “Fanny Adams”, Word Histories (webpage, 2017) (the history of these names as military slang for preserved or canned meat); see also, Harriet Lane, Green’s Dictionary of Slang (2019).
Source - Chesterton, G.K., The Flying Stars (short story, 1911), included within story collection, The Innocence of Father Brown.
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