Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was convicted of murdering four prostitutes, and he was hanged for his crimes in November 1892. His executioner reported his last words being, "I am Jack..." before the noose snapped. Had Dr. Cream confessed to being Jack the Ripper?
Lady Hester Stanhope was an all-around badass. She was an adventurer and archaeologist in an age when women were restricted to the domestic sphere. She helped form the field of archaeology while changing opinions on women's roles.
Lord Byron was a man of scandal, romance, passion, and literary genius. Here's 7 (mis)adventures of the man that was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
What would you have seen if you were a visitor to the Great Exhibition of 1851? Here's 10 awesome cultural and technological marvels you would have seen on display.
Many of us have been there. Many of us have believed ourselves in love to the point of obsession, and letters Charlotte Brontë wrote to Constantin Heger, a Belgian tutor, proves that even one of the most famed writers in English Literature wasn’t immune to this human experience.
Kate Webster’s (1849-1879) mark on history is as the “female Sweeney Todd” for murdering her employer, Julia Thomas, but before dismembering and boiling the bones off a corpse, Kate led a life filled with larceny, pick-pocketing, and petty crime.
"A Most Charming Couple," a sweet, feminist fairy tale, was recently published in Corvid Queen. This story is about growing old, making new friends, and finding true love. Read it here!
Check out my most recent story! "The Scent of Lavender," which started as a Jack the Ripper origin story but mutated into a monster of its own, was performed on the 441st episode of Tales to Terrify, a Hugo award-nominated podcast.
Looking for something to read? Check out my latest story, "Secrets in the Poison," a story of suspense set in the Victorian era countryside.
Hello all, Quite a bit has happened lately. Perhaps the most exciting was a recent publication in Books 'N Pieces Magazine, an online magazine known for its interviews with bestselling authors. One of these authors (and my absolute favorite!) includes the impossibly talented George R.R. Martin. More about this interview can be learned here. It's... Continue Reading →