"Osbaldeston, who had recently deserted from the army, was given to exaggerate many aspects of his career, though it was unusual enough not to need any embellishment at all."

  
1. I am indebted to Jennifer Carnell of the Sensation Press for permission to reproduce this advertisement for Burton's baths from her website. (The site was no longer online at 19 Dec 2016.)

  
2. Maxfield's son John also ran Turkish baths. He was the proprietor of the one in Exeter Place, Cheltenham (1863-72), lessee of that in Gloucester Street, Stroud (c.1873-79), and was Superintendent of the public baths at Cheltenham (1879-90) and Gloucester (1891-1906)
  
3. The Turkish bath: its design and construction / Robert Owen Allsop. London : Spon, 1890


  
4. Sanitas sanitatum et omnia sanitas. Vol.1 / Richard Metcalfe. London : Co-operative Printing Co, 1877. p.318


  
5. 'Diffusion of Turkish baths' The Reasoner (2 Apr 1861) p.234



  
6. I am extremely grateful to Nol Siver, great-granddaughter of Edwin Turner Osbaldeston, for allowing me to quote from her unpublished research, and to use material from her great-grandfather's diary.

  
7. An uncommon criminal: the extraordinary life of Edward Turner Osbaldeston / Nel Siver and Kenson Siver. Southfield : Siver Publishing, 2016

  
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