London was in chaos.
A belated review.
Terrible scenes in a hat shop in Bath
Largely forgotten now but he predated Edward Jenner.
Eli Cox was only 19 when he was savagely attacked.
Maria Cooper threw herself into the Thames after a drinking session.
She was accused of “a want of chastity.”
A review of 2016 and news of my upcoming book about women executed 1797 to 1837.
Humane or a venal, unfeeling monster?
Aged 23, hanged at Ilchester, for the poisoning murder of her much older husband John.
Hanged in Gloucester in 1836 for the poisoning murder of her husband Thomas.
Catherine Curzon (aka Madame Gilflurt) pays a visit to tell us about the shocking attempt on the life of the Duke of Cumberland…
Or did she?
The end of an extraordinary life of crime
She became Hetty Sorrel in Adam Bede
Looks lovely but hides a dark past
Hanged in 1818 for forgery
Fake bobs, shans and scrieves did for her.
Or was she?
It’s a pity she didn’t use her talents for something else.
She was up against a powerful opponent.
Beware the perfidious servant.
The act of a woman facing the end
She was young and angry.
1804: The fate of Ann Hurle, capitally convicted of fraud
Even the rat-catcher said it was an easy mistake to make.
The last women to be hanged in Norfolk
Arsenic in the plum cakes.
Why did she die when so many others received lighter sentences?