Sources for Ep 1 - The Yorkshire Witch

·   Curzon, Catherine. “The Terrible Crimes and False Wonders of Mary Bateman, the Witch of Yorkshire.” Mental Floss. (March 29, 2019)

·   Johnson, Helen. “The Yorkshire Witches: Mary Bateman, Mary Pannal and Mother Shipton” The Yorkshire Post (March 16, 2018, updated October 31, 2018)

·   Strevens, Summer. The Yorkshire Witch: The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman. Pen and Sword History (March 3, 2017)

·   Baring-Gould, Sabine. Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents, and Strange Events, Volume 2. John Hodges. (1877)

·   Wade, Steven. Yorkshire's Murderous Women: Two Centuries of Killings. Wharncliffe Books (February 15, 2007)

·   "Yorkshire Lent Assizes, 1809: Mary Bateman stood indicted for the willful murder of Rebecca Perigo, wife of William Perigo, of Bramley, near Leeds, by poison, in May 1807" The Hull Packet; and East Riding Times (Hull, East Yorkshire, England) (28 Mar 1809) Page 3


SOURCES FOR Ep 2 - Cyril the Swan


. Maysh, Jeff. “How Cyril the Swan became the UK’s most notorious mascot.” Howler. (March 23, 2017)


·   “Silver Shield buys 80% stake in Swansea for pounds 100” Independent UK. (5 August 1997)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Vetch Field," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Thomas, A.S. “Neil McClure” When Saturday Comes. (November 1998)

·   Marland, Danny. “20 Years Ago Today, Wolves' Mascot Got Into A Scrap With Three Little Pigs.” Sports Bible. (15 January 2019)

·   Kendrick, Mat. “The time Hercules the Lion mascot was sacked for grappling with Miss Aston Villa: Remember when the man who played Hercules in the late 1990s was dismissed?” Birmingham Live (Feb 26, 2018)

·   “Mascot tussle gets red card.” News Shopper (December 10, 2001)

·   “UK: Wales—Celebrity swan Cyril goes into print” BBC News (September 9, 1999)

·   “UK: Desmond the Dragon loses his cool” BBC News (September 8, 1999)

·   Maysh, Jeff. “How Cyril the Swan became the UK’s most notorious mascot.” Howler. (March 23, 2017)

·   “Swan Song” Liverpool Echo (24 April 1999) p 3

·   “UK: US helps solve Welsh 'mascot rage'” BBC News (July 28, 1999)


SOURCES FOR Ep 3 - Gregor MacGregor


·   Sinclair, David. The Land that Never Was: Sir Gregor MacGregor and the Most Audacious Fraud in History. Da Capo Press. (Dec 18, 2003)

·   Strangeways, Thomas, Captain 1st native Poyer Regiment, and Aid-De-Camp to His Highness Gregor, Cazique of Poyais. Sketch of the Mosquito Shore, Including the Territory of Poyais, Descriptive of the Country; with some Information as to its Productions, Best Mode of Culture, etc. Chiefly intended for the Use of Settlers. Edinburgh: William Blackwood. (1822)

·   Rafter, Michael. Memoirs of Gregor M'Gregor; comprising a sketch of the revolution in New Grenada and Venezuela, with biographical notices of Generals Miranda, Bolívar, Morillo and Horé, and a narrative of the expeditions to Amelia Island, Porto Bello, and Rio de la Hache, interspersed with revolutionary anecdotes. London: J.J. Stockdale. (1820)


·   Jeffers, Regina. “Regency Celebrity: Gregor MacGregor, Purveyor of Fictional Poyais Land Schemes” Every Woman Dreams… (September 25, 2013)

·   Lawrie, Peter. “General Sir Gregor MacGregor of Inverarnan and Venezuela, Cacique of Poyais” Glen Discovery. (2012)

·   Conliffe, Ciaran. “Gregor MacGregor, Prince of Poyais. Headstuff. (August 4, 2016)

·   Konnikova, Maria. “The Conman Who Pulled Off History’s Most Audacious Scam.” (January 28, 2016)

·   Taylor, Dr. Bryan. “The Fraud of the Prince of Poyais” The Big Picture. (July 11, 2013)

·   “Gregor MacGregor” (© 2000-2019)


SOURCES FOR Ep 4 - Bonesetter Sally Mapp

·   “No Title: Yesterday Morning about Nine o’Clock was married at the Church of St. Alhallows London Wall, Mr. Hill Mapp…” The Derby Mercury (12 August 1736)

·   Wright, A. Dickson. “Quacks Through The Ages.” Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Vol. 105, No. 4995 (18th January 1957)

·   Heery, Michael. Neglected Practitioners: The Bonesetters of Early Modern England.” The Local Historian. Vol 40 No 2 (May 2010) originally accessed at: accessed on 10/8/19 at:

·   Caulfield, James. Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, From the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the Most Authentic Accounts Extant. T.H. Whitely (1819-20)

·   Green, Dr. Matthew. “The surprising history of London's fascinating (but forgotten) coffeehouses” The Telegraph. (March 6, 2017)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "William Hogarth," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Geraghty, Karen. “The Company of Undertakers: Satire and the Medical Profession.” AMA Journal of Ethics: Illuminating the Art of Medicine. (April 2001)

·   “Mrs Mapp: The Female Bone-setter” Epsom and Ewell History Explorer. (2011) Now titled “Mrs Sarah Mapp (Crazy Sally): The Female Bone-setter” on their new website:

·   Grundhauser, Eric. “The Rapid Rise and Spectacular Fall of London’s Greatest Bonesetter: Sarah “Crazy Sally” Mapp led a highly unusual life.” Atlas Obscura. (November 28, 2017)


SOURCES FOR Ep 5 - Jonathan Wild

·   Howson, Gerald. Thief-Taker General: Jonathan Wild and the Emergence of Crime and Corruption as a Way of Life in Eighteenth-Century England. New Brunswick: Transaction Books (1970)

·   Moore, Lucy. The Thieves’ Opera: The Remarkable Lives and Deaths of Jonathan Wild, Thief-Taker, and Jack Sheppard, House-Breaker. London: Viking. (1997)


SOURCES FOR Ep 6 - The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars

·   Ferris, Paul, and Reg McKay. The Ferris Conspiracy. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing. (2001).

·   McKay, Reg. McGraw: The Incredible Untold Story of Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw. Edinburgh, Scotland: Black & White Publishing. (2010).

·   McKay, Reg. Murder Capital: Life and Death on the Streets of Glasgow. Edinburgh, Scotland: Black & White Publishing. (2007).

·   Mckay, Reg.  The Last Godfather: The Life and Crimes of Arthur Thompson. Edinburgh, Scotland: Black & White Publishing. (2006).

·   Amoruso, David. “British Boss: Arthur Thompson Sr.” Gangsters Inc. (August 22, 2007)

·   Metcalfe, John. “Death Served Cold: Revisiting the bloody ‘Glasgow Ice-Cream Wars.’” Citylab (June 12, 2012)

·   “From crime fact to crime fiction.” BBC News (April 18, 2002)

·   “Cleared Ice Cream Wars accused Thomas 'TC' Campbell dies” BBC News (June 26, 2019)

·   McKay, Reg. “The Licensee V The Godfather: Day 3: How Tam Mcgraw Set Up Arthur Thompson's Son For 10 Years In Jail - Then Blamed It All On Fatboy's Henchman Clash Of The Crime Lords Over Heroin Millions” Daily Record. (October 29, 2008; updated July 1, 2012)

·   Stewart, Stephen and Sally Hind. “Widow of Glasgow crime lord Tam ‘The Licensee’ McGraw dies after cancer battle leaving behind multi-million pound fortune: Margaret - nicknamed The Jeweller for her love of expensive, gold trinkets - passed away after a battle with throat cancer.” Daily Record (May 2, 2018)

·   Davidson, Peter. “Watch Thomas 'TC' Campbell open up on pain of being jailed for Ice Cream Wars murders: The 66-year-old was found dead at his home near Loch Eck, Argyll, where he lived alone.” Daily Record (June 26, 2019)

·   Taylor, Rohese Devereux. “Glasgow Ice Cream Wars: who killed the Doyle Family?” The Herald (Scotland). (27 June 2019) family/

·   “'I hate Campbell - I can't stand to look at his face'” The Scotsman: Scotland’s National Newspaper. (22 March 2004)

·   “Who did kill the Doyles?” The Scotsman: Scotland’s National Newspaper. (21 March 2004)

·   Ward, Sarah. “Man wrongly imprisoned for Glasgow 'ice cream wars' killings dies” The Scotsman: Scotland’s National Newspaper (26 June 2019)

·   “'Ice-cream wars' verdicts quashed as justice system faulted.” The Scotsman: Scotland’s National Newspaper (18 March 2004)

·   Mullen, Stacey. “Cleared Ice Cream Wars accused Thomas TC Campbell dies at 66.” Evening Times: For the People of Glasgow. (26 June 2019)

·   Coyle, Matt “Gang Feud Glasgow Ice Cream Wars: Man wrongly jailed says he knows who killer is – but will never tell. Joe Steele, 56, said late crimelord Tam “The Licensee” McGraw ordered the fire” The Scottish Sun. (24 Mar 2019)

·   Scott, Marion. ‘My family and baby being taken away broke me’: Joe Steele on how Ice Cream Wars conviction almost cost him his life.” The Sunday Post. (July 7,2019)

·   “Thomas ‘TC’ Campbell: Suspect wrongly convicted for murder during Glasgow’s ‘ice-cream wars’ who spent 18 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit” [obituary] The Times. (June 28, 2019)

·   McKay, Ron. “Glasgow’s gangsters, Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw: Ron McKay examines the life of Tam McGraw, the feared gang boss with the 'licence' to commit crime” GlasgowLive (June 1, 2017)

·   Garau, Annie. “Inside Scotland’s Deadly Glasgow Ice Cream Wars: The Glasgow Ice Cream wars were a lot less sweet and a lot more deadly than their name suggests.” All That’s Interesting. (March 2, 2017; updated August 22, 2019)

·   Vago, Mike. “Glasgow’s Ice Cream Wars served up two scoops of murder” AV Club. (August 21, 2016)

·   Zarrelli, Natalie. “The Violent Ice Cream Wars of 1980s Scotland: The most dangerous job in Glasgow was being an ice cream man.” Atlas Obscura. (May 13, 2016)

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·   McLeod, Keith. “Thomas 'TC' Campbell falsely accused of Ice Cream Wars murders dies aged 66” Microsoft News (June 25, 2019)

·   Thompson, Tony. “Glasgow's gang lords wage war to the last man. The recent stabbing of a gangland godfather's son has reignited the battle for control of a £300m drugs market. Tony Thompson reports.” The Guardian. (August 13, 2000)

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·   Wikipedia contributors, "Tam McGraw," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Glasgow Ice Cream Wars," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,


SOURCES FOR Ep 7 - Mary Ann Girling

·   Hoare, Philip. England’s Lost Eden: Adventures in a Victorian Utopia. London: Fourth Estate (2005)

·   Oxley, William. Modern Messiahs and Wonder Workers: A History of the Various Messianic Claimants to Special Divine Prerogatives, and of the Sects That Have Arisen Thereon In Recent Times. London: Trübner & Co. (1889)

·   “The ‘Shakers’ of the New Forest” The Graphic: An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (London) (09 January 1875) p 3

·   “New Forest Shakers in Exeter. Disorderly Proceedings.” The Exeter Flying Post or, Trewman's Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (15 December 1875) p 3

SOURCES FOR Ep 8 - Witchfinder Matthew Hopkins


. Gaskill, Malcolm. Witchfinders A 17th Century English Tragedy: Harvard University Press (2007)


·   The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Familiar: DEMON.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. (October 5, 2016)

·   “Local Legends – Witch-Finder Witch?” BBC: Legacies. UK History Local to You. Essex. (2003)

·    Ben. “Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General” Dark Histories [Podcast] Season 2 Ep 9

·   Thomas, Jessika M. “The Hyper-Violent Story Of The Witchfinder General, Who Put 112 Witches To Death In Two Years.” Ranker: Graveyard Shift.

SOURCES FOR Ep 9 - Surgeon Joseph Lister


·   Fitzharris, Lindsey. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017


·   "Lister, Joseph." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. (updated September 18, 2019)

·   Fawcett, Kirstin. “10 Intriguing Facts About Joseph Lister.” Mental Floss (September 12, 2017, updated April 5, 2019)

·   Alfred, Randy. “June 17, 1867: Lister Cuts Clean, Saves Lives.” Wired. (August 16, 2008)