Category The truth

It is Sunday 31st July 1910 and tomorrow the newspapers will be full of a story

The story will be that, on this Sunday, the murderer Dr Crippen had been caught. The Hull Daily Mail was typical: THE TRIUMPH OF “WIRELESS” is its headline. It goes on: ‘Crippen has been tracked down and caught. And the method of his capture has provided the world with a rare sensation! While Crippen was […]

A battle; a story; a feast day – one; another or all?

25th October is St Crispen’s Day – the feast day of the Christian saints Crispin and Crispinian- twins who were martyred c. AD 286. It was on this Saturday in 1415 that the English defeated the French at Agincourt. Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ helps us visualise it – but is that really a true description of […]