“History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes”
Historical crimes Casebook
A gentleman pirate, Edward England was one of the more humane Captains of the Golden Age of Piracy.
The careless words of a powerful King led to the murder of an Archbishop in 12th Century England.
The Roman Emperor Caracalla was to rule jointly with his brother, but rivalry between the siblings would lead to the murder of one brother at the hands of the other.
Olivier Levasseur was one of the richest pirate captains, but was captured and executed. Legend has it that he left a cipher that would lead to his treasure horde.
The Gentleman Pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy was one of wealthiest pirates ever to sail the seven seas.
The infamous Cannibal Clan of Sawney Bean have passed into Scottish legend, but is there any historical fact to their murderous exploits.
The legendary pirate Calico Jack sailed the seas with two women among his crew, both of whom would prove far braver in battle.
Locusta of Gaul
One of the most prolific poisoners of the Julio-Claudian era, Locusta of Gaul was responsible for the murder of a Roman prince.
The Monster would stalks the streets of London, attacking women with a variety of sharp implements in a bizarre Piquerism fetish.