Five contrasting treatments of the summer season.
Love, Life and Death in the Georgian Era
Books by Naomi Clifford
Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches
In the last four decades of the Georgian era, 131 women in England and Wales were hanged at the gallows. What were their crimes? And why, unlike most convicted felons, were they not reprieved?
The Disappearance of Maria Glenn
In 1817 the story of the sudden disappearance of a teenage girl from her home in Taunton had the nation gripped – and bewildered. Was it an elopement or an abduction? Maria’s uncle turned detective in order to punish Maria’s tormentors and found himself on a rollercoaster journey of illusory triumph and eventual betrayal.
Some foreshadows of William Shaw, the inspiration for Wackford Squeers
Exquisite exhibition at Sudbury
Eli Cox was only 19 when he was savagely attacked.
It was by no means an easy life.