Monday, October 19, 2009

Odd Victorian Factoid 28: Don't Make Fanny Mad

Hunchback Assignments Victorian Factoid

Odd Victorian Factoid #28

Don't get Fanny mad! The Great Train Robbery of 1855 was a dashing, amazing criminal event. Robbers somehow stole many gold bars, bullion, American Eagle coins and more bullion leaving behind the same weight in lead shot on the train (the safes were weighed at every station). They would have lived like kings, too, and never been caught, except one of them cheated a woman named Fanny, who knew they had done something against the law to do with the South-eastern Railway. She told on them. They got caught. Oops.


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