This talk examines and evaluates the sources for the study of the life and crimes of a notorious serial killer, including records held in The National Archives. It will also be useful for anyone interested in similar felons and for the study of crime, criminals and victims. The talk assumes no previous knowledge of historical research and begins from the point ‘How do we find out?’
Dr Jonathan Oates has a doctorate in history from Reading University and works as Borough Archivist for the London Borough of Ealing. He has had over 20 books and 40 articles published and his specialisms are in criminal history and the history of the Jacobite rebellions. He is currently working on a biography of John George Haigh and editing the letters of the Duke of Cumberland (1745-1748).