Women and the Gallows 1797–1837

Unfortunate Wretches

Naomi Clifford

Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 illustrations
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ISBN : 9781473863347
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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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.

About The Author

Naomi Clifford likes nothing better than sharing extraordinary real-life stories from the past. Her previous books include The Disappearance of Maria Glenn, which looked at the abduction of a young heiress in 1817, and _Women and the Gallows 1797 to 1837: Unfortunate Wretches (November 2017)_, about the hanging of 131 women for crimes ranging from husband murder to sheep stealing.

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