Glimpses of love, life and death in the Georgian era
She was accused of “a want of chastity.”
An heiress makes a disastrous mistake. A guest post by Mike Rendell.
A teenage maidservant makes a serious allegation.
Tom Woodforde sued James Vibart in 1817 for damages after a violent fight in Taunton.
Best plan is to have a horse ready and waiting.
Heart- and hearth-warming
Left out in the cold after transgressing.
One family. Two astonishing scandals.
A review of 2016 and news of my upcoming book about women executed 1797 to 1837.
Everyone just lied and lied.
Humane or a venal, unfeeling monster?
Aged 23, hanged at Ilchester, for the poisoning murder of her much older husband John.
There was a riot at her execution in Liverpool.
A look at the various criminal methods women used to obtain goods and money under false pretences.
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She likes to trawl old newspapers for glimpses of everyday Georgian life for this blog. She is a former journalist and lives in London.