Charlies Peace, Master of Disguise.
Charles Peace was notorious during his criminal career. He is a favourite of many historical true crime fans. There are a lot of events and anecdotes about him; too many to cover in one show.
For the outline I gave you, I used the following sources.
- Smith, Jacob. “A Distinguished Burglar: The Cinematic Life of a Criminal Social Type.” Journal of Film and Video, vol. 63, no. 4, 2011, pp. 35–43. JSTOR,
- The Banner Cross Murder; Confession by the Prisoner.” Manchester Guardian 25 Jan. 1879
- D Hanrahan: The Victorian Master Criminal: Charles Peace and the Murders of Cock and Dyson
- Duman, Daniel. “Pathway to Professionalism: The English Bar in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.” Journal of Social History, vol. 13, no. 4, 1980, pp. 615–628.
- Schramm, Jan-Melissa. “‘The Anatomy of a Barrister’s Tongue’: Rhetoric, Satire, and the Victorian Bar in England.” Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 32, no. 2, 2004, pp. 285–303.
- Wong, Yue-Chim Richard. “An Economic Analysis of the Crime Rate in England and Wales, 1857-92.” Economica, vol. 62, no. 246, 1995, pp. 235–246.
- Swift, Roger. “Urban policing in early Victorian England, a reappraisal” https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi398/timetable/seminar2/j.1468-229x.1988.tb02152.x.pdf
- Leigh, L. H. “Manslaughter and the Limits of Self-Defence.” The Modern Law Review, vol. 34, no. 6, 1971, pp. 685–690. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1094588.
Enthusiasts can find plenty more about him as there are plenty of sources and he pops up everywhere. I even saw a photo of one of his violins on Twitter. It has been put in a museum.