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The Ultimate Blacksheep

Talks - History; Talks - Biography; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Uncovering an 1823 murder in my family sent me on a thrilling and fascinating journey of discovery. The death of baby Richard Overfield in Bridgnorth was reported throughout the country but what was the full story? How did the murderer try to cover their tracks? Why was the nosy neighbour so crucial to the story and what was the ultimate fate of the killer? The talk explains how I stumbled on the murder, the resources I used, and how the story unfolded nearly two hundred years ago.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Karen Evans

Meet The Speaker, Karen


After completing a History degree, Karen Evans taught in Primary schools before retiring in 2015. She has written two ‘Grim Almanac’ books for the History Press and currently write for Family Tree Magazine on all things genealogical! Karen's love and enthusiasm for history was the impetus for all her talks, be it Regency dancing or using DNA in her own research.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!