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This update, curated by Dr Henry Summerson, focuses upon the early history of Britain, and adds 27 lives as well as one portrait likeness. Extending from the twelfth to the early seventeenth century, including in its scope royalty, politicians, soldiers, clergy and administrators, as well as both a perpetrator and a victim of murder.
Alexander Bonneville (d. 1336) was a notorious outlaw who having abjured the realm of England for felony there, became the leader of a band of robbers in France. He was eventually executed as the consequence of a ‘brief but energetic involvement in criminal activity’ which included theft, burglary, and the notorious murder of a royal messenger.