Bloody British History Manchester •SIGNED BY AUTHOR•


In her latest book, local author Michala Hulme takes readers on a terrifying journey through Manchester’s dark history. Unearthing true stories of bloodshed, violent battles, brutal murders and savage diseases from as far back as the Roman era, this book is perfect for anyone looking to discover more about the gruesome events that have shaped Manchester’s past.

From the Screaming Skull of Wardley Hall to terrifying tales of the city’s body snatchers, brave readers can learn about a variety of grisly events that have occurred in Manchester over the centuries including the beheading and disembowelment of three members of the Manchester Regiment, the violent raids that occurred during the English Civil War and the epidemic of deadly factory fires that broke out in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

  • Condenses the entire history of Manchester into one amazing and horrible volume
  • Hundreds of years of history, from the Black Death to the Blitz
  • Richly illustrated with archive engravings and modern photographs
  • Compiled by the author of A Grim Almanac of Manchester


MICHALA HULME is an Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has beenbbh-manchester-cover researching the history of Manchester for the past twelve years and is currently studying for a PhD.

In 2011 she set up her own business – Unearth the Past – which assists people in tracing their ancestors. She helped everyone from athletes to Hollywood actors and has been dubbed as the ‘celebrity genealogist’. She is also the  official genealogist on Radio Lancashire, and the author of A Grim Almanac of Manchester (THP, 2015).

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Following on from the success of A Grim Almanac of Manchester, the Bloody British History: Manchester, further explores one of the darkest histories in Britain.

From the Screaming Skull of Wardley Hall, the violent raids during the Civil War, gruesome tales of the city’s bodysnatchers to an epidemic of factory fires, you will find all manner of horrible events in this book.

With coffins washed from their graves and swept away into the city after the River Medlock burst its banks, and the streets of Salford, Gorton and Openshaw overrun by gangs in the latter quarter of the nine- teenth century, as well as murders, riots, battles and plagues, the grimmest events in Manchester’s history are all here for you to explore. Read this gory and glorious book… IF YOU DARE!


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