Broadside with Portraits of the "Edgeware Road Murderer" and His Female Accomplice [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Greenacre, James (1785-1837)]. [Gale, Sarah (d. 1837)]. James Greenacre and Sarah Gale, Charged with the Murder & Mutilation of Hannah Brown. Sketched from Life, At the Bar of the Old Bailey, 12th April 1837. Warranted Written Only 10 Minutes Before Sentence Was Passed! [London]: Sold by Knight, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, . 11" x 7-1/2" broadside. Lithographed images of Greenacre and Gale above reproductions of their signatures, text to left of signatures and below. Moderate toning, light edgewear, a few faint dampstains and few creases. $350. * Known as the "Edgeware Road Murderer," Greenacre planned to marry Hannah Brown for her money. However, his mistress, Sarah Gale, convinced him to kill her, dismember her, and hide her body parts in various places. They would then take her money and escape to America. This plan fell apart after police found her head in Regent's Canal. The case of Greenacre and Gale generated a good deal of popular interest. His execution was attended by an enormous crowd. No copies located on OCLC.
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