By Mark Mower
The dual fascinations of loss of life and villainy will constantly carry us of their grim yet exciting grip. In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Suffolk the coolness is introduced as regards to domestic as each one bankruptcy investigates the darker part of humanity in situations of homicide, deceit and natural malice devoted over the centuries during this a part of East Anglia. From crimes of ardour to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of homicide, the whole spectrum of criminal activity is stated the following. The typically rural nature of Suffolk creates remoted, inward taking a look groups with their very own extraordinary customs and practices. whereas this is often one of many extra endearing features of nation existence, it might probably additionally spawn narrow-mindedness and parochialism that ends up in clash - and infrequently even to demise. during this number of grisly crime tales Mark Mower takes us on a trip in the course of the darker facet of Suffolk folklore, with stories of poisoning, grave robbing, stabbing, capturing and larceny. at the way...
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He was later told that Steggles had stabled his animal and had taken a fresh hack-horse from the Half Moon inn on the High Street, intent on riding to the Black Bear in Cambridge. Not to be outdone, Macro called on a friend in Newmarket and having explained his mission, asked if Mr Eaton would ride with him to Cambridge to gather any further intelligence they could. Both men rode to Market Passage in Cambridge where the yard of the Black Bear coaching inn was located (now the site of the Guildhall).
The Bell Inn at Kennett, a coaching inn reputed to have been a regular stop-off point for highwaymen like Dick Turpin. No less scandalous were the exploits of highway robbers James Wilson and Thomas Kersey. Operating on the roads between Bury St Edmunds and Brandon, Wilson would dress as a gamekeeper and lure unsuspecting travellers towards him. When they were within range he would level his shotgun at the unfortunate victims and demand their belongings while Kersey would emerge from his hiding place to collect their valuables.
He arranged for a man to watch out for the horseman’s arrival and to observe his movements. He was later told that Steggles had stabled his animal and had taken a fresh hack-horse from the Half Moon inn on the High Street, intent on riding to the Black Bear in Cambridge. Not to be outdone, Macro called on a friend in Newmarket and having explained his mission, asked if Mr Eaton would ride with him to Cambridge to gather any further intelligence they could. Both men rode to Market Passage in Cambridge where the yard of the Black Bear coaching inn was located (now the site of the Guildhall).