Women and the Gallows 1797–1837: Unfortunate Wretches

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Women and the Gallows 1797–1837: Unfortunate Wretches - Naomi Clifford [epub]

In the last four decades of the Georgian era 131 women went to the gallows. What were their crimes? And why, unlike most convicted felons, were they not reprieved?

Women and the Gallows 1797 – 1837 brings new insights into their lives and the events that led them to their deaths, and includes chapters on baby murder among domestic servants, counterfeiting, husband poisoning, as well as the infamous Eliza Fenning case.

Plus, for the first time, all the stories of the women have been compiled in a unique chronology.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (January 23, 2018)

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