In the early 1800s, Radclyffe Mill was a struggling business in the countryside. After it embraced steam power and incorporate the technology into their production process, the business flourished again, and it moved to the heart of London shortly after.
Over the decades, Radclyffe Mill's reputation soured, as the business became known for forcing unreasonable working hours onto their laborers, and failing to provide proper wages. The sawmill also started making use of child labor, cheapening the production process even further.
In 1868, Clara O'Dea asked the Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to liberate the child workers inside the sawmill. During their infiltration of the facility, they also assassinated the overseer of the mill. Seizing the opportunity, the Rooks then managed to take control of the business from the Blighters.