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date: 24 May 2020

Shipman, Harold Fredericklocked

(1946–2004)
  • Richard Davenport-Hines

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Shipman, Harold Frederick (1946–2004), mass murderer, was born on 14 January 1946 at 163 Longmead Drive, Edwards Lane, Nottingham, the eldest son (and second of three children) of Harold Frederick Shipman (1914–1985), lorry driver, and his wife, Vera, née Britton (1919–1963), daughter of a bricklayer's labourer. His family was the epitome of working-class decency: his father was quiet, neat, and conscientious; his mother was respectful, house-proud, and wanted her children to better themselves. She encouraged her son—who was always known to his family and contemporaries as ...

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