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Imposters in history: 16 famous con-artists and pretenders
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In after swearing an affidavit in Chancery that he was who he said he was, the case came to court. The trial lasted for days, one of the longest of its type in British legal history. Arthur Orton was released in and toured music halls speaking about his claim.
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He was not very successful and went steadily downhill. After several years of living in humble boarding houses he died in , aged It is very strange how the body parts of famous people often go missing, only to reappear hundreds of years after the demise of their owners.
Read on for the true if rather gory! Poison was the first choice for many murderers in the Victorian era — and was particularly popular with women! England may be a small country but it seems to have more true eccentrics than many larger countries Tichborne left and Orton right However, the poor lady was so thrilled to think that she had got her precious son back, she accepted him without question!
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