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.
Women and the Gallows, 1797–1837