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The Victorian melodrama that led to murder and mayhem

10 November 2018

9:00 AM

10 November 2018

9:00 AM

Early on the morning of 6 May 1840, a young housemaid in a respectable Mayfair street discovered that her master, the elderly and mildly eccentric peer Lord William Russell, had been murdered in his bed. His throat had been hacked at like a joint of meat, slicing through the windpipe and almost severing his head.

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