Mrs Maybrick S Own Story My Fifteen Lost Years Expanded Annotated

Author: Florence Elizabeth Maybrick
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A true story of an American woman arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang for the murder of her British husband. In its day, it was one of the most sensational cases of the 19th century. Here, Florence Maybrick tells of the horror and devastation of being separated from her children, thrown into solitary confinement, and struggling to maintain sanity. For fifteen years she struggled to hang on and gained a remarkable set of supporters on both sides of the Atlantic, including Lincoln's former secretary (later Secretary of State) John Hay. Queen Victoria herself was apprised of the proceedings, as was U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Robert Todd Lincoln. Mrs. Maybrick relates the saga of her ordeal and her final emancipation. She made an eloquent and impassioned appeal for prison reform. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Memorials Of Millbank

Author: Arthur Griffiths
ISBN: 9780415231336
Size: 14,31 MB
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mrs Maybrick S Own Story

Author: Florence Elizabeth Maybrick
Editor: Echo Library
ISBN: 9781406886634
Size: 15,77 MB
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Florence Elizabeth Maybrick (nee Chandler, 1862-1941) was an American woman convicted in Great Britain of murdering her husband, James Maybrick. She was born in Mobile, Alabama and met her husband, a wealthy businessman, on board ship whilst travelling to England. They were married soon after - she aged 19 and he 23 years her senior. Maybrick, a hypochondriac who regularly self-administered arsenic and patent medicines, died at home in May 1889 and upon examination was found to have small traces of arsenic in his system. His wife was known to have bought flypaper containing arsenic a month earlier and she was charged with his murder, sent to trial and convicted. After a public outcry her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and she was eventually released in January 1904 after serving 14 years in custody. This account of her case was published the following December. With 15 photographic illustrations.

The Poisoned Life Of Mrs Maybrick

Author: Bernard Ryan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595000959
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If you were intrigued by the purported diary of Jack the Ripper or other books that have convinced experts that the notorious murderer was a Liverpool cotton broker named James Maybrick, read this true-crime biography of Maybrick’s wife. In 1889, in one of the great trials of history that produced major changes in English jurisprudence, she was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged for Maybrick’s murder. This book takes you from the shipboard meeting of the 18-year-old American girl and the 42-year-old Englishman in 1881 to her death in 1941 as a lonely derelict whose past was unknown. You get details of the reprehensible treatment of Mrs. Maybrick by her husband’s family. You learn what happened when she weekended in London with Maybrick’s handsome associate. You watch as Maybrick succumbs to an arsenic diet. You discover why the press found her guilty before the trial, yet England’s leading barrister proved her not guilty in the public mind despite a hanging judge and jury. You learn the details of the uproar that followed, the last-minute-before-hanging commutation to imprisonment, the 15-year trans-Atlantic effort to get her released, her return to America and acclamation, and her years as "the cat woman" in a tiny cabin in rural Connecticut.

Victorian Murderesses

Author: Mary S. Hartman
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486780473
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Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched." — Choice.

Did She Kill Him

Author: Kate Colquhoun
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405512474
Size: 18,77 MB
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In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Did she poison her husband? Was her previous infidelity proof of murderous intentions? Was James' own habit of self-medicating to blame for his demise? Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, did she kill him?

Harsh Punishment

Author: Susanne Elizabeth Davies
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555534110
Size: 15,92 MB
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A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.

Trials Of Mrs Maybrick

Author: Henry Brodribb Irving
Size: 18,46 MB
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The Ripper S Wife

Author: Brandy Purdy
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758288905
Size: 15,31 MB
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A spellbinding novel of the Whitechapel murders and history’s most notorious serial killer from the author of The Secrets of Lizzie Borden. I was the first or, perhaps, the final, victim. Maybe I was neither. Maybe I was both . . . Maybe I destroyed myself . . . My name is Florence Elizabeth Chandler Maybrick . . . I was Jack the Ripper’s wife . . . It begins as a fairytale romance—a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious eighteen-year-old Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb. From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James’s secrets are infinitely darker: he has a mistress, an addiction to arsenic and strychnine, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband’s depravity until she discovers his diary—and in it, a litany of his bloody deeds . . . Drawn from the found journals of the alleged Jack the Ripper, and the twisted marriage of the real-life Maybricks, Brandy Purdy delivers a tantalizing and “compulsively readable” spin on the shocking Ripper crimes, and the desperation of a woman who, herself, was driven to murder (Historical Novel Society).

Convict Voices

Author: Anne Schwan
Editor: University of New Hampshire Press
ISBN: 1611686725
Size: 14,42 MB
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In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imprisonment and courtroom politics, and conventional literary texts, such as Adam Bede and The Moonstone. Not only does Schwan demonstrate strategies for interpreting ambivalent and often contradictory texts, she also provides a carefully historicized approach to the work of feminist recovery. Crossing class lines, genre boundaries, and gender roles in the effort to trace prisoners, authors, and female communities (imagined or real), Schwan brings new insight to what it means to locate feminist (or protofeminist) details, arguments, and politics. In this case, she tracks the emergence of a contested, and often contradictory, feminist consciousness, through the prism of nineteenth-century penal debates. The historical discussion is framed by reflections on contemporary debates about prisoner perspectives to illuminate continuities and differences. Convict Voices offers a sophisticated approach to interpretive questions of gender, genre, and discourse in the representation of female convicts and their voices and viewpoints.