Tales from the Victorian Press
July 5, 2014 10:20 AM Subscribe
The man killed by an automation. The man attacked for getting a shave. The 3,000 mile long alcoholic bender. The angry mob attacking the seller of How to Correct Woman. The man driven insane by tarantulas. The escaped polar bear in Scotland. The monkey who learned how to make a noose. All this and more discovered by Jeremy Clay, author of The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: and Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press and regular writer for BBC News's Magazine Monitor. Also: "There are living in the small village of Leyton, Essex, four persons of the name of John Swan, not at all related, and all with wooden legs, although not one has been in the army or navy."
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