British Murderers

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Rank the Most Wicked British Murderers
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Jack the Ripper
(Unidentified Serial Killer Active in the East End of London in 1888)
Jack the Ripper
87
Birthplace: England

Jack the Ripper was anl unidentified serial killer who predominantly targeted female prostitutes living and working in the ghetto of the East End of London. Since the murders were never solved, Jack the Ripper became infamous folklore in England. The murders were so cleverly done that the authorities were not even able to ascertain the killer's gender.

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Ronald Kray
(Gangster Involved in Organised Crime in the East End of London, England, from the late 1950s to 1967)
Ronald Kray
40
Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haggerston, London, England
Died: March 17, 1995

Ronald Kray was a British criminal involved in organized crime in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. Along with his twin brother, Reggie, he ran a gang that was notorious for committing murders, armed robberies, and arson among other criminal activities. The brothers were arrested in 1968 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

 3 
Mary Bell
(Murder Convict)
Mary Bell
20
Birthdate: May 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Mary Bell was convicted of strangling 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe in 1968, when she was just 11. She committed the second crime with a 13-year-old friend named Norma Joyce Bell. After she was released in 1980, after 12 years, she took up various pseudonyms.
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 4 
Robert Maudsley
(Serial Killer)
Robert Maudsley
17
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool

Robert Maudsley is an English serial killer currently serving life imprisonment at Wakefield Prison, England. He committed three of his four murders in prison, forcing the authorities to keep him in solitary confinement. Maudsley's case was sensationalized as it was claimed that he had eaten part of the brain of one of his victims, although the PCC refuted such claims.

 5 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)
Derek Bentley
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28, 1953

Derek Bentley was 19 when he was hanged for murdering a policeman during a burglary attempt. An illiterate, he had the mental age of 11 and also suffered from epilepsy. The controversial case led to a 45-long battle for a posthumous pardon, which was granted, and then a reversal of the murder charge.

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Ruth Ellis
(The Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)
Ruth Ellis
16
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: July 13, 1955

Ruth Ellis began her career as a nightclub hostess as a teen and was also a nude model for a while. She later also worked as an escort. She became the last woman in the UK tot be hanged after she shot and killed her lover, race-car driver and affluent socialite David Blakely.

 7 
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
(English Peer Accused of Murdering the Nanny of His Children)
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
7
Birthdate: December 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: November 8, 1974

John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan was an English peer who disappeared on 8 November 1974 after being suspected of murder. Lucan's personal problems, gambling losses, and mounting legal expenses had a dramatic effect on his life. In 1974, the nanny of Lucan's children, Sandra Rivett, was bludgeoned to death and Lucan went missing, never to be seen again.

 8 
Leslie Grantham
(Best Known for His Role of 'Dirty Den Watts' from the BBC Soap Opera 'EastEnders')
Leslie Grantham
5
Birthdate: April 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: June 15, 2018

Best known as the villain Dirty Den from the BBC soap EastEnders, Leslie Grantham initially worked as a soldier with the Royal Fusiliers of the British Army. Convicted of the murder of a cab driver in Germany, he spent a decade in prison. He later attempted suicide as aftermath of a sex scandal.

 9 
John Billington
(One of The Signers of 'The Mayflower Compact')
John Billington
1
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: September 30, 1630

John Billington was an Englishman best remembered for his voyage to the New World on the famous Mayflower. He was one of the co-creators and signers of the Mayflower Compact. John Billington murdered another white settler named John Newcomen. He was tried by a jury in September 1630 and executed at the age of 40.

 10 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer')
John George Haigh
12
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

Known as the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh was Known for shooting or beating his victims to death and then dissolving them in sulphuric acid. To his friends, he seemed to be a wealthy man of culture. Though he initially got away with 5 murders, he was caught after his 6th murder.

 11 
Dale Cregan
(British Drug Dealer Who Killed Two Female Police Officers on Duty)
Dale Cregan
26
Birthdate: June 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tameside

British drug dealer Dale Cregan had started dealing in cannabis soon after high school. He was later convicted of killing 2 female police officers, the first case in the UK in which 2 female cops were killed on duty. He was also known as One Eye because of his missing left eye.

 12 
Jihadi John
(British Militant Seen in Several 'ISIS' Videos Showing the Beheadings of Numerous Hostages in 2014 and 2015)
Jihadi John
30
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Al Jahra, Kuwait
Died: November 12, 2015

Jihadi John was a Kuwaiti-born British militant who is believed to have been the person seen in several ISIL videos that showcased the beheadings of numerous hostages in 2014 and 2015. In November 2015, officials from the US reported that John was hit by a drone strike and his death was confirmed in 2016 by the extremist group ISIL.

 13 
John Felton
(British Soldier Who Assassinated George Villiers, 1st Duke Of Buckingham)
John Felton
2
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Died: November 29, 1628

John Felton was a British soldier who served as a lieutenant in the British Army. He is best remembered for assassinating George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham on 23 August 1628. Buckingham was unpopular due to his incompetence and corruption and his murder was rejoiced in England. In 1844, the murder was fictionalized in Alexandre Dumas' novel, The Three Musketeers.

 14 
James Hanratty
(Known as the 'A6 Murderer' Known for Killing Scientist 'Michael Gregsten')
James Hanratty
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: April 4, 1962

Better known as the A6 Murderer, James Hanratty was one of the last people to be executed before capital punishment was abolished. He was convicted of murdering scientist Michael Gregsten and raping and shooting Gregsten’s mistress, Valerie Storie. The controversial case led to a motion to prove his innocence.

 15 
Reginald Kray
(One of the Leading Perpetrators of Organized Crime in the East End, London from the late-1950s to 1967.)
Reginald Kray
25
Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 1, 2000

Reginald Kray was an English gangster who was one of the leading perpetrators of organized crime in the East End of London along with his twin brother Ronald Kray. Along with their gang, which came to be known as The Firm, the identical twin brothers were involved in armed robbery, murder, arson, and protection rackets from the late-1950s to 1967.

 16 
Michael Taylor
(British Murderer who Killed His Wife and Pet in a Demonic Fit)
Michael Taylor
1
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: England

Known for the Ossett murder case, Michael Taylor initially came across as a gentleman and worked as a butcher. He went through an exorcism since he felt an evil spirit within him. He later murdered his wife, tearing her face with his bare hands, and then killed their pet poodle.

 17 
Alfred Rouse
(British Murderer Who Was Convicted and Executed For The Murder of an Unknown Man)
Alfred Rouse
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Birthdate: April 6, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 10, 1931

Alfred Rouse was a British murderer who killed an unknown hitchhiker after rendering him unconscious inside his car and setting the car on fire in an attempt to fake his own death. The crime was dubbed the Blazing Car Murder and the identity of the victim remains unknown. Rouse was convicted and executed for the murder of an unknown man!

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Buck Ruxton
(British Physician and Murderer Who Earned The Nickname 'The Savage Surgeon')
Buck Ruxton
1
Birthdate: March 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: May 12, 1936

Buck Ruxton was an Indian-born British physician and murderer best remembered for killing his common-law wife Isabella Ruxton and their housemaid Mary Jane Rogerson. These killings came to be known as the Jigsaw Murders as the bodies of his victims were severed into many pieces. The case is remembered for the forensic techniques employed to distinguish and identify the victims.

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John Martin Scripps
(British Spree Killer Who Killed Tourists in Singapore and Thailand by Posing as a Tourist)
John Martin Scripps
12
Birthdate: December 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England
Died: April 19, 1996

English spree killer John Martin Scripps, also known as The Garden City Butcher, posed as a tourist and befriended other tourists before killing them and then chopped their bodies into pieces. He was also the first British citizen to be hanged in Singapore since the country’s independence.

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John Tapner
(English Murderer and the Last Person to be Executed in Guernsey)
John Tapner
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Birthdate: March 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England
Died: February 10, 1854

The last person to be executed in Guernsey, John Tapner was convicted of the murder of Elizabeth Saujon, who was knocked unconscious and left to die in a burning house. He was executed in front of a 200-stong audience who had bought tickets to watch him die.

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Charles Peace
(English Murderer and Burglar Whose Story Has Inspired Numerous Filmmakers and Authors)
Charles Peace
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Darnall, Sheffield, England
Died: February 25, 1879

Charles Peace was an English murderer and burglar who achieved notoriety in the 1870s. He is perhaps best remembered for killing a man named Dyson after obsessing over Dyson's wife. After evading arrest for several years, Charles Peace was caught in 1878 and executed the following year. His story has inspired numerous filmmakers and authors.