08 February 2013

TNA Podcast: The Will Forgeries: a forgotten sensation

Audrey Collins introduces this talk she gave at TNA Kew on January 24, 2013 as a "you couldn't make it up" story. She's right.
The Will Forgeries was a well know case from London in the 1840s based on claiming inactive accounts from the Bank of England using fraudulently obtained death certificates and probate registrations. It resulted in an Old Bailey trial. Audrey tells the story which features solicitor William Henry Barber and surgeon, entrepreneur and con man Joshua Fletcher.
Highly recommended. Find the podcast at http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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