By Geoffrey Abbott
From the Yorkshire Witch who was once accused of homicide whilst a potion for reliable healthiness became out to be deadly, to the lady who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away along with her, this publication includes macabre precise tales of finished girls from around the globe.
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The bodies were allowed to hang for three-quarters of an hour before being cut down and taken away to be interred in Ilchester churchyard. 35 A MAZING T RUE S TORIES OF F EMALE E XECUTIONS Horace Walpole, the renowned eighteenth-century author, reported an appalling breach of the law committed by those whose job was to uphold it! In 1742 he wrote: There has lately been the most shocking scene of murder imaginable; a parcel of drunken constables took it into their heads to put the law into execution against disorderly persons and so took up every woman they met, till they had collected five- or six-and-twenty, all of whom they thrust into St Martin’s lock-up [a small, temporary gaol] where they kept them all night, with doors and windows closed.
When the case was first called, it was discovered that Mrs Branch had bribed some of the jurors, and there was some delay before they could be replaced. The trial lasted over six hours, and after a short consultation the jury brought in a verdict of guilty. It was noticed that Mrs Branch’s expression remained unchanged at their findings, but several times kicked Mary Vigor, one of the prosecution witnesses, as she stood by her at the bar while she was giving evidence. When sentence was passed the next day, the condemned elder woman complained bitterly to the court about the illegality of changing the jury, exclaiming that if she and her daughter had been tried by the first jury, they would not have been convicted.
St-Croix, however, perhaps wisely, had no intention of joining her in holy matrimony, and as fast as she administered poison to her husband, he, St-Croix, administered the antidote! But when, in 1672, Gaudin de St-Croix died – of genuine natural causes – his widow, whom he had deserted decades earlier, found the damning letters among his effects and handed them over to the authorities. For Marie and La Chausee, the game was up. Her accomplice was apprehended, and, after being tortured, was executed by being broken on the wheel, limb after limb being shattered.
Amazing Stories of female execution by Geoffrey Abbott