Victorian Crimebeaters – the Birth of Law & Order

Published by Don Hale at Smashwords

Copyright January 2012 Don Hale


the birth of law & order

By Don Hale OBE

This is a unique collection of true stories, crimes, watchmen reports, newspaper reports & cuttings and miscellaneous policing activities from the early 1800’s to 1910. It includes Royal visits, comparisons of community life in Victorian times, the development of the detectives’ office, Sherlock Holmes, music hall jibes at the police and authority. All the information has been taken from original family documents , personal diaries, police notebooks and everything has been authenticated by the Central Library and Greater Manchester Police Museum.


A Queen on the throne for more than 50 years.

British forces involved in many unpopular conflicts overseas.

Threats of terrorism on the city streets.

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