BBC History Magazine
A selection of images from an ongoing column in the magazine.
The extraordinary escape of a slave who packaged and addressed himself to an anti-slavery campaigner.
A Russian king searches for a defector who fled at sea on a trip to the United Kingdom
The Almost Exploded Goat
Egyptian mummified cats sold at auction for one penny
Victorian crooks who trained dogs to steal expensive umbrellas
A gun duel for love
The escaped tiger who was mistaken for a Jack the Ripper-esq serial killer.
Cursed at trial by a fortune teller
A poisonous snake sent by parcel to a prison that is later apprehended
A man with the surname Bull wreaks havoc in a china shop
A drunken robber caught unconscious by police in a victim’s home after consuming a number of expensive bottles of wine
Encouragement for child inventors after the Second World War