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May 26, 2022

S06E01 - Felix Spicer (The Murders of William and Henry Spicer)


In the first episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the story of Felix Spicer.

 

In the early hours of May 25, 1890, Felix murdered two of his children whilst they slept before attempting to murder their mother, Mary.

 

The couple's relationship was approaching its end, and Felix refused to allow the separation to happen.

 

After being found guilty and sentenced to death, infamous British executioner James Berry hanged Felix on August 22, 1890.

 

Felix provided no motive but said he must have been mad to have done what he did.

 

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

 

My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

Edited in:⁣

DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

 

References:⁣

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CHESTER ASSIZES. (1890, July 26). Liverpool Daily Post, 7. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.

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MURDER AT NEW BRIGHTON. (1890, August 3). The Weekly Dispatch, 1. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.

THE NEW BRIGHTON CHILD MURDERS. (1890, August 1). Evening Chronicle, 4. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.

THE NEW BRIGHTON MURDER CASE. (1890, July 31). Liverpool Daily Post, 7. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.

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Siddle, J. (2015, August 15). ECHO murder files: The double murder that shook New Brighton. Liverpool Echo. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/echo-murder-files-double-murder-9829531

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Windham, D. (2021, August 23). Dad’s final words after he murdered his two sons while they slept. Liverpool Echo. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/dads-final-words-after-murdered-21340864