‘Fair Blighted Flower’ – The Murder of Mary Ashford
Saturday 2February 2019, starting at 1pm
Join FOLIO Sutton Coldfield and the Heritage Team from Holy Trinity Church for this joint local history talk by author and historian Naomi Clifford about a fascinating episode in Sutton Coldfield’s history, which changed English law for ever.
1pm Holy Trinity Church for refreshments, an introduction and a visit to Mary Ashford’s grave
2pm Sutton Coldfield Library for an illustrated talk, Q&A and book sales.
23 March 2019, 10am-4pm
Stories of Women 2019 – A Day of Talks Exploring Women’s History
London SE1 9DA
‘The cruellest thing’ – The hanging of Eliza Fenning
Naomi Clifford tells the story of a notorious 1815 poisoning case.
1815: When her employer’s family became ill after a dinner of steak and dumplings Eliza Fenning was charged with attempted murder, found guilty at a hasty and shambolic trial and executed outside Newgate prison. Naomi Clifford explores the short life of a Regency-era servant whose case became one of the most contentious of the age.
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