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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