About Me

Me

Artist’s rendering of me, c. 2016

Stephen Basdeo grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. Having left college at the age of 18 after finishing his A levels, he spent some time wandering from job to job (and he has done some horrendous jobs in that time). At the age of 26, realising he needed to keep his mind active, he decided to return to university to study history. And he actually proved to be rather good at it, achieving a 1st Class degree in the subject from Leeds Metropolitan University. Wanting to take his love of the subject to the next level, he decided to complete an MA in Social History from the same university, for which he was awarded a Distinction. Stephen then decided to take things one step further, and he was awarded a place on a fully-funded PhD program. His doctorate was awarded by the University of Leeds in December 2018. He currently lectures at Richmond American International University’s Leeds campus.

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  1. Hi I just came across your website while doing research for my BA thesis on Victorian penny dreadfuls and a lot of your articles offer very valuable insights! Wondering if you have any available digital resources on Sweeny Todd and Varney the Vampire, or penny dreadfuls in general, be them reviews, original content or anything; cause you know how academic research works, you find many entries that you want nothing more than access to them, but they either cost a prohibitive amount of money or require you to sign in from your institution, which didn’t buy their database in the first place.

    I would really appreciate it if you could write me back a few lines at theminabradley@gmail.com, I can be found on Facebook by searching Mina Bradley, so you know I’m a real person.

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  2. Hi I just came across your website while doing research for my BA thesis on Victorian penny dreadfuls and a lot of your articles offer very valuable insights! Wondering if you have any available digital resources on Sweeny Todd and Varney the Vampire, or penny dreadfuls in general, be them reviews, original content or anything; cause you know how academic research works, you find many entries that you want nothing more than access to them, but they either cost a prohibitive amount of money or require you to sign in from your institution, which didn’t buy their database in the first place.

    I would really appreciate it if you could write me back a few lines at theminabradley@gmail.com, I can be found on Facebook by searching Mina Bradley, so you know I’m a real person. Look forward to hearing back from you! Thank you so much

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  3. Thanks very interesting and enjoyable site.
    Have you thought about writing something on Jack O’legs, who is said buried near my childhood home of Weston Herts.
    He met a brutal end, and lead a very Robin Hood-esque life.

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