The West Walls Murder

Helen Rutherford, Clare Sandford-Couch

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In 1863, a Newcastle labourer was hanged for the murder of a local tailor’s wife. What does the crime – and its punishment – say about society in the north-east at this time?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationYour Family History
PublisherDennis Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


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