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  • The Most Dangerous Man in his Majesty's Prisons!

    I found this last year but didn't post it at the time:
    Charles Grande promising to put pen to paper over his prison experiences. This is one book that would be worth reading- Would make a fabulous Thunderball film!

    Receiving such a long sentence in 1891 obviously annoyed Grande a little bit.


    Daily Mail Monday, March 04, 1907

    There is a small follow up announcement in the same paper 2 days later-an apology from the editor of answers for publishing the sworn affidavit in the paper in advert form after the Comissioner of Oaths, Mr Haslewood, expressed his annoyance.

  • #2
    Hmmm .... looks like he only served 16 years of the 27? Can't have been a bad-arse all of the time.
    Tel
    Lacerta es reptiles quisnam mos non exsisto accuso nusquam

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tel View Post
      Hmmm .... looks like he only served 16 years of the 27? Can't have been a bad-arse all of the time.
      Technically it was 20 years and 7 years to run concurrently-so 20 years max., but yeah, Tel,-he got his good behaviour marks and managed to get out 4 years early on licence!....only to get it revoked a year later when getting involved in another amateurish dodge.

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      • #4
        Some people never learn - you'd think 16 years in the pokey would be some sort of incentive - unless he really liked it in there!
        Tel
        Lacerta es reptiles quisnam mos non exsisto accuso nusquam

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        • #5
          Excellent find, Debs !
          Out of curiosity, have you checked to see whether this H. D. Haslewood is the same or related to the H. T. Haslewood of letterwriting fame ?

          A week or so ago, Haslewood was sitting comfortably in Anonymityville....now he's like horsepoop, he's everywhere !!!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
            Excellent find, Debs !
            Out of curiosity, have you checked to see whether this H. D. Haslewood is the same or related to the H. T. Haslewood of letterwriting fame ?

            A week or so ago, Haslewood was sitting comfortably in Anonymityville....now he's like horsepoop, he's everywhere !!!
            Thanks, How. I haven't researched it but I did wonder when I saw Nina's research on H. T.Haslewood as he was a law clerk and H. D. also a legal role in 1907 as a Comissioner of Oaths. That thread is what made me remember this. The name rang a bell so I thought it worth posting now.

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            • #7
              Debs, Tel...

              Two old people in Eagleville are batting the idea around that back in 1889, LeGrand was the person who put Thick in Haslewood's ear....IF this is that same Haslewood ( theorized without checking).
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                Debs, Tel...

                Two old people in Eagleville are batting the idea around that back in 1889, LeGrand was the person who put Thick in Haslewood's ear....IF this is that same Haslewood ( theorized without checking).
                I reckon he was probably just the guy who took the legal oath from Grande for the editor of 'Answers',How .
                It was probably such an unbelievable story and maybe Grande had the kind of personality that those who met him would recognise as being 'prone to exaggeration' ( a bull$hitter to you and me) that 'Answers' magazine would need to cover their backsides and have Grande swear it was the truth that he was 'tortured' in prison before it went into print?.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tel View Post
                  Some people never learn - you'd think 16 years in the pokey would be some sort of incentive - unless he really liked it in there!
                  He must have enjoyed the prison spotted dick.

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                  • #10
                    It was probably such an unbelievable story and maybe Grande had the kind of personality that those who met him would recognise as being 'prone to exaggeration' ( a bull$hitter to you and me) that 'Answers' magazine would need to cover their backsides and have Grande swear it was the truth that he was 'tortured' in prison before it went into print?.
                    -Debs-

                    Sounds to me as if that fits, Debs...
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                    • #11
                      It looks likely that he is Herbert Derring Haslewood unfortunately.

                      However all is not lost. Look who is directly below him in the telephone directory.
                      It is none other than that questionable, negligent and outright suspicious (but no longer so young) Doctor chap - Haslip!

                      What are the chances of a Haslewood and a Haslip being next to each other in the 1917 phone directory? How many people had phones back then? There must be more to this than simple chance.
                      And yet some will still disbelieve that there was a conspiracy.
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                      • #12
                        good find

                        Hello Debs. Good find. Grande is an interesting character.

                        Cheers.
                        LC

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                        • #13
                          The public apology by the editor of 'Answers' that appeared in the Daily Mail two days later.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Debra Arif View Post
                            He must have enjoyed the prison spotted dick.
                            Thats something that you would want to avoid in prison, especially a spotted one. The foods not too good either. (Or so I've been told.)

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                            • #15
                              Particularly if he dropped Eliza Cooper's soap on the shower block floor.

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