A Mystery in Scarlet No. 1: "'By Order of the King, Fire!'"
"'By order of the King, Fire!'" The London Miscellany 1 (10 Feb 1866), 1


At Kew Palace, Captain Markham (left) leads the firing squad. They fire through a curtain, unable to see the condemned person(s). At Markham's immediate right, George II's valet Norris cowers.  From The London Miscellany, no. 1 (10 February, 1866), 1. An unbound penny number of the periodical. Courtesy Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

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  • Hablot K. Browne

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10 Feb 1866