Greatrex – Forger and Photographer

John Henry Greatrex (1827-76), thief, convict, actor, grocer, photographer, bankrupt, preacher, adulterer, absconder and counterfeiter, had a colourfully disreputable life, despite his entirely respectable Victorian family background. His dubious career took him from England to Australia, Scotland and America – only for him to be arrested by an extraordinarily clever Glasgow detective, for printing his own money. This is his story and though... Read More