In the 1500s, the Sankt Joachimsthal mine, in what is now the Czech Republic, introduced large silver coins called thalers. Other European nations soon followed suit, and the English version became known as "dollars."
Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, with cold-blooded killings transformed into novels, broadsides, ballads, opera, and melodrama—even into puppet shows and performing dog-acts. Detective fiction and the new police force developed in parallel, each imitating the other—the founders of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickens's Inspector Bucket... @Stacy Stone Stone jones @Francis Kinder Kinder walker