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1 ALTICK, Richard D EVIL ENCOUNTERS. Two Victorian Sensations
London John Murray 1987 First Edition Hardcover Nr Fine VG 
vii+164pp. Illus. in text. In July 1861, London newspapers excitedly reported a 'Deadly Encounter in Northumberland Street', off the Strand, between Major Murray, a retired Army Officer and William Roberts, a moneylender. The encounter left Murray with bullet wounds in his head and neck and Roberts with several bones in his skull shattered. On the same day the papers were full of news about the attempt by a French nobleman, the Baron de Vidil, to bludgeon his son to death while out riding along a secluded lane in Twickenham. Index. 
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