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    • Shooting Victoria

    • Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
    • By: Paul Thomas Murphy
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet-assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria while she ruled the British empire. During Queen Victoria’s 64 years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions of their actions, illuminating daily life in Victorian England, the development of the monarchy under Queen Victoria, and the evolution of the attacks in light of changing social issues and technology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Assassination attemps on Queen Victoria

    • By Jean on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane

    • A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder
    • By: Paul Thomas Murphy
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    On April 26, 1871, a police constable walking one of London's remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling on a muddy road - gashes were cloven into her skull, her left cheek was slashed open and smashed in, her right eye was destroyed, and above it a chunk of the temporal bone had been bashed out. The policeman gaped in horror as the woman held out her hand before collapsing into the mud, muttering, "Let me die", and slipping into a coma. Five days later she died, her identity still unknown.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interminable

    • By Maria on 04-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97