Mystery. Alan Turing's Death an Accident or Suicide? w/ Histories, Mysteries & Conspiracies

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Mystery. Alan Turing's Death an Accident or Suicide? w/ Histories, Mysteries & Conspiracies
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Skye from Histories, Mysteries & Conspiracies guest co-hosts on this episode to talk about whether Alan Turing's Death was an accident or suicide. Turing was instrumental in the end of World War 2 - he helped design methods of breaking the German code. Sadly, under the criminal law amendment act of 1885, he was prosecuted for "gross indecency" since he was gay. As a result, he underwent chemical castration. Alan Turing was found dead by his housekeeper in 1954 at the age of 41 by apparent suicide by cyanide poisoning. There was a half eaten apple next to him. 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-18561092

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/8-things-didnt-know-alan-turing

https://www.livescience.com/65665-alan-turing-new-york-times-obituary.html

https://www.turingfilm.com/turing-suicide

https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/codebreaker-turing-died-by-accident-not-suicide-claims-professor-1-2373030

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

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