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Jonathan Oates on Christie, Haigh and Ealing Special

Ealing - Jonathan Oates is both an archivist and an accredited historian. He talks here about his book on serial killer Christie and more.

Op-Ed: Evans & Christie — Sixty years on

London - Sixty years ago today, serial killer John Reginald Halliday Christie was executed. He holds a special place in the halls of infamy for two very different reasons.

Two new books by Jonathan Oates Special

London - Jonathan Oates is Archivist for the London Borough of Ealing, an accredited historian and a popular true crime writer. He has two new books out.

Jonathan Oates on the Acid Bath Murderer Special

London - Jonathan Oates is a librarian and archivist as well as an accredited historian. He also has a nice sideline in murder. Writing about it, of course!

Jonathan Oates on unsolved murder most foul Special

London - Our favourite Borough Archivist, historian and author is back with another tale of murder most foul, and a suggestion as to whodunnit. Vera Page was killed 80 years ago this month.

Jonathan Oates has murder in mind Special

London - Jonathan Oates is Borough Archivist for Ealing; he also has murder in mind, and on November 3 is giving a talk about three unsolved murders, each with a London connection. We asked him about his fascination for the deadly and mysterious.

Op-Ed: Crime reporting - the British way and the American way

Bristol - Yesterday, the BBC morning news programme read out a complaint from a viewer about the coverage of the murder trial of Vincent Tabak. She called it voyeurish. If she'd seen the Casey Anthony trial coverage, she'd have freaked out.

Local history is Oates so simple

If you live in London and are interested in local history, check out these lectures from an expert, Jonathan Oates, the Archivist for the London Borough of Ealing.

Op-Ed: Jonathan Oates on the Jacobite risings and murder most foul Special

An interview with an academic, historian, and author of popular books on crime with particular reference to his forthcoming study of the Jacobite Rebellions.
 

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The gravestone of Vera Page in Gunnersbury Cemetery  South West London.
The gravestone of Vera Page in Gunnersbury Cemetery, South West London.
A photograph of historian and author Jonathan Oates.
A photograph of historian and author Jonathan Oates.
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John Reginald Halliday Christie as a young man. A photograph from the archives.
John Reginald Halliday Christie as a young man. A photograph from the archives.
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A photograph of historian and author Jonathan Oates.
A photograph of historian and author Jonathan Oates.
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The  Onslow Court Hotel when John George Haigh lived from 1945 until his arrest for murder in 1949
The Onslow Court Hotel when John George Haigh lived from 1945 until his arrest for murder in 1949
A neighbouring house in Addison Road where the body of Vera Page was found; the actual house  number...
A neighbouring house in Addison Road where the body of Vera Page was found; the actual house, number 90, no longer exists.

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