Timothy Millett, who is selling the coin at the Olympia Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London, said: "At the time it really was a sensational case. He was 'doing a Madoff', you might say. The press absolutely loved it."Henry Fauntleroy was apparently the last man hanged for check forgery in England.
[Millett] thought perhaps a few hundred of the 'medals' were made by an entrepreneur looking to make a quick profit from the hanging, bought by people to show they attended "in the same way as we might buy a t-shirt".
Changes to the library - The reason I started this blog was to advertise the wonderful resource that is the BNS / RNS library as there are changes afoot. I have just been advised ...
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