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Summary æ Did She Kill Him? ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Kate Colquhoun ↠ 0 Download Free download Did She Kill Him? Ual infidelity The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability shocking and exciting the public in eual 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 parlour. Phew I am so glad to be done with this one which is a huge disappointment because I had high hopes for it Usually I enjoy non fiction history books and this one looked so interesting at the library that I snatched it right off of the New Books shelf positive that I d love it Sadly I was mistaken The story in and of itself was very interesting and was one that I d not heard of before I sincerely felt for the woman portrayed but he way that the facts were presented was so dry and dull that it was difficult to stay focused Add to that the author s tendency to slip into fictionalizing the facts I assume in an attempt to inject some life into her writing and this book was just kind of a disaster to meFree download Did She Kill Him?
Summary æ Did She Kill Him? ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Kate Colquhoun ↠ 0 Download Free download Did She Kill Him? S 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 Coluhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page did she kill him. This is a very well researched history of the Maybrick case looking in particular at the position of middle class women at the time Florence was a young American and her English husband was many years older The marriage was under strain with infidelities and financial mismanagement on both sides This book doesn t really answer the uestion of the title and despite all the details it is not clear whether James Maybrick died of poisoning at all other than the effect of long term substance abuse he having been in the habit of taking all kinds of strange things including arsenic for years Very interesting on the double standards of the day terribly shocking for a married woman to have had a fling and a dirty weekend in London fine for a married man to keep a mistress and give his wife a black eye The impression one has is that even at the time it was acknowledged that the trial and in particular the judge s summing up was flawed ueen Victoria doesn t come out of this too well either The only thing which jarred a bit was the fictionalised swishing of skirts and crying of seagulls and so on all plausible but it makes the tone of the book a little inconsistent
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Summary æ Did She Kill Him? ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Kate Colquhoun ↠ 0 Download Free download Did She Kill Him? 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 mut. Being a true history lover I have no idea why I suddenly take off on these true crime book tangents but nevertheless I ve done it again In this story set in the Victorian age when women seemed to be killing off their husbands with poison at an alarming rate which is pretty well done the author has done her research on a famous for the time crime ofyou guessed ita husband who dies mysteriously and poison is indicated The much younger wife is the first and only suspect and a case is built on less than solid evidence Forensic science was practically unknown and the experts could not agree on the cause of death since the husband was known to take arsenic periodically This was a practice that was far common that I realized and did not have deadly effects if taken in small doses Did he just take too much by accident or did his wife see this as a cover for killing himThe trial is basically a fiasco with a senile judge and conflicting testimony and leads to a rather surprising conclusion It is a pretty interesting read for something different