Mary Bell

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Mary Flora Bell (born 26 May 1957) is an English woman who, in 1968, aged 10–11, strangled two young boys to death in Scotswood, a district in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne. She was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of Martin Brown (aged 4) and Brian Howe (aged 3).Since her release from prison in 1980, she has lived under a series of pseudonyms. Her identity has been protected by a court order, which has also been extended to protect the identity of her daughter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Bell has received more than 3,223,304 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mary Bell is the 102nd most popular extremist (up from 109th in 2019), the 1,662nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,888th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, Mary Bell ranks 102 out of 205Before her are Charles Whitman, Nedeljko Čabrinović, Andrew Cunanan, Frank Nitti, Belle Gunness, and Aldrich Ames. After her are Marcus Fulvius Flaccus, Alexandros Koryzis, Baby Face Nelson, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Aslan Usoyan, and Joseph Bonanno.

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Among people born in 1957, Mary Bell ranks 62Before her are Dani Rodrik, Bamir Topi, Georgi Parvanov, Loreena McKennitt, Irvine Welsh, and Timothy Spall. After her are Ahmet Kaya, Fred Vargas, Ricardo Darín, Shigeru Ban, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and Luis Garavito.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Bell ranks 1,662 out of 6,924Before her are Louis Harold Gray (1905), Antony Beevor (1946), John Baskerville (1706), G. M. B. Dobson (1889), John Smyth (1570), and Thom Yorke (1968). After her are Paul Rodgers (1949), Nick Simper (1945), Maggie Reilly (1956), John Badham (1939), Robert Wyatt (1945), and Samantha Fox (1966).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Mary Bell ranks 3Before her are Sawney Bean (1600) and Emperor Norton (1818). After her are John Adams (1767), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (1909), Jonathan Wild (1683), Fred West (1941), Guy Burgess (1911), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Howard Marks (1945), and Peter Sutcliffe (1946).