A Poisoned LifeA Poisoned Life



He must have known in general what she intended to say and could have
stopped her if he had insisted as the man responsible for her life ... the jurors
must have reasoned, might she not have done it on other occasions before she
was placed ...

Author: Richard Jay Hutto

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632940

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Florence Maybrick was the first American woman to be sentenced to death in England—for murdering her husband, a crime she almost certainly did not commit. Her 1889 trial was presided over by an openly misogynist judge who was later declared incompetent and died in an asylum. Hours before Maybrick was to be hanged, Queen Victoria reluctantly commuted her sentence to life in prison—in her opinion a woman who would commit adultery, as Maybrick had admitted, would also kill her husband. Her children were taken from her; she never saw them again. Her mother worked for years to clear her name, enlisting the president of the United States and successive ambassadors, including Robert Todd Lincoln. Decades later, a gruesome diary was discovered that made Maybrick’s husband a prime Jack the Ripper suspect.

Vincent Van Gogh a Poisoned LifeVincent Van Gogh a Poisoned Life



A Poisoned Life is my attempt to shed new light on old facts that had become
buried beneath years of myth and melodrama. To do so, I narrowed my telling of
Vincent's story to those short hours between his predawn awakening on the
Sunday ...

Author: Robert Arthur Cosgrove

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532016493

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It is July 1890 as thirty-seven-year old Vincent van Gogh prepares for his last destination. Soon he plans to leave his tormented earthly life and move forward to a more peaceful place. After Vincent dons his usual paint-splattered clothes and leaves several still-wet canvases behind in his cluttered room, he lovingly places his paint box and easel next to a garden wall, where he hopes someone will find them one day. As he revisits sites he has pained, Vincent touches the metal barrel of the borrowed pistol he has tucked secretly into his jacket while reflecting on his episodes of madness, his embarrassing seizures, and his less than ideal relationship with his brother, Theo. Finally while the malnourished and selfcondemned artist climbs a steep road above the rural lands of France to carry out his scheduled plan before nightfall, his destiny waits. Will Vincent have the courage to carry out his final act, and if so, what will be its consequences? In this poignant tale, the imagined last thirty-six hours of the renowned artist play out in fascinating detail as he finally takes control of his tortured existence on Earth.

A Poisoned PastA Poisoned Past



This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a medieval French woman accused of poisoning her husband to death.

Author: Steven Bednarski

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442604773

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This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a medieval French woman accused of poisoning her husband to death. Through the depositions and accusations made in court, the reader learns not only about Margarida herself, but also about medieval women, female agency, kin networks, solidarity, sex, sickness, medicine, and law. Unlike most histories, this compelling book does not remove the author from the analysis. Rather, it lays bare the working method of the historian, helping the reader learn how historians "do" history and discover the rewards and pitfalls of working with primary sources. The book opens with a chapter on microhistory as a genre, explaining its strengths, weaknesses, and inherent risks. It then tells the narrative of Margarida's criminal trial, including chapters on the civil suits, appeal, and Margarida's eventual fate. A map of late medieval Manosque is provided, as well as an example of a court notary's rough copy, a notarial act, a sample folio of a criminal inquest record. A timeline of Margarida?s life, list of characters, and two family trees provide useful information on key people in the story.

The Poisoned LIfe of Mrs MaybrickThe Poisoned LIfe of Mrs Maybrick



Bernard Ryan. The Poisoned Life of Mrs May brick BERNARD RYAN toExcel San
Jose New York Lincoln Shanghai The Poisoned Life of Mrs. Maybrick All Rights
Reserved. Copyright.

Author: Bernard Ryan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595000951

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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.

Poisoned LivesPoisoned Lives



In practice , this meant that animal evidence began to disappear from poison
trials following the introduction of the Marsh and Reinsch tests . Forensic experts
accepted that animal evidence could supply proof of poisoning , even if no
poison ...

Author: Katherine D. Watson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855037

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Here is a valuable, and fascinating, piece of social history. Watson sheds new light on a macabre yet frequently misunderstood subject.

Lenderman s Thousand Characters and Ten Thousand Practical Facts from Common LifeLenderman s Thousand Characters and Ten Thousand Practical Facts from Common Life



... Narrative of His Own Varied and Singular Life, Containing a Vast Amount of
Practical Knowledge, in Pleasant Style, on Every Subject, Occupation and
Character of Human Life Lenderman. 354 ITOW TO SAVE A POISONED MAN . of
evil .

Author: Lenderman

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89076992528

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Page: 480

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Vincent Van GoghVincent Van Gogh



In this poignant tale, the imagined last thirty-six hours of the renowned artist play out in fascinating detail as he finally takes control of his tortured existence on Earth.

Author: Robert Arthur Cosgrove

Publisher:

ISBN: 1532016484

Category:

Page: 412

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It is July 1890 as thirty-seven-year old Vincent van Gogh prepares for his last destination. Soon he plans to leave his tormented earthly life and move forward to a more peaceful place. After Vincent dons his usual paint-splattered clothes and leaves several still-wet canvases behind in his cluttered room, he lovingly places his paint box and easel next to a garden wall, where he hopes someone will find them one day. As he revisits sites he has pained, Vincent touches the metal barrel of the borrowed pistol he has tucked secretly into his jacket while reflecting on his episodes of madness, his embarrassing seizures, and his less than ideal relationship with his brother, Theo. Finally while the malnourished and selfcondemned artist climbs a steep road above the rural lands of France to carry out his scheduled plan before nightfall, his destiny waits. Will Vincent have the courage to carry out his final act, and if so, what will be its consequences? In this poignant tale, the imagined last thirty-six hours of the renowned artist play out in fascinating detail as he finally takes control of his tortured existence on Earth.

The civil wars of Rome select lives tr with notes by G LongThe civil wars of Rome select lives tr with notes by G Long



14 ) is that Caesar , after he had seen the body , sent for Psylli , serpent charmers
, to suck out the poison ( compare Lucan , Pharsul . ix . 925 ) . If a person was not
dead , it was supposed that the Psylli could extract the poison and save the life ...

Author: Plutarchus

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600090002

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A Lexical Concordance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe ShelleyA Lexical Concordance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley



12 . life's cup with poison Of fanatic rage Edipus , ii , ii . 93 . His beak in poison
not his own , Prom . I. 35 . Draining the poison of despair , ' . III . iii . 95 . Is
bartered for the poison of his soul ; Q. Mab , v . 82 . can gild The bitter poison of a
nation's ...

Author: Frederick Startridge Ellis

Publisher: London, Quaritch

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035013734

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The Physiology of Common LifeThe Physiology of Common Life



The experiments of Claude Bernard and Kölliker have proved that the woorara
poison affects the muscle - nerves , and leaves the skin - nerves unaffected ,
paralysing the limbs , but not destroying sensibility . At the reading of my paper
on the ...

Author: George Henry Lewes

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10747363

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Page: 351

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The object of the following Work differs from that of all other works on popular science in its attempt to meet the wants of the Student, while meeting those of the general reader, who is supposed to be wholly unacquainted with anatomy and physiology (This is Volume 2 of a two-volume set.).

Life of Field Marshal His Grace the Duke of WellingtonLife of Field Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington



Upon this , the havildar communicated his orders , with the threat that
accompanied them , to his unfortunate prisoner , who had now no alternative left ,
but perishing by poison or famine . The anxious love of life for several days
maintained a ...

Author: William Hamilton Maxwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101061441356

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Marvels and Mysteries of Instinct Or Curiosities of Animal LifeMarvels and Mysteries of Instinct Or Curiosities of Animal Life



All animals , clean and unclean , bird and quadruped , cold and warm - blooded -
the warm more speedily than the cold - succumb , often with life itself , to one
stroke from the weapons of a poisonous snake . Man himself cannot stand
against ...

Author: G. Garratt

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNMGVJ

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Life and Nature Under the TropicsLife and Nature Under the Tropics



One end is nicely wound with the light cotton of the ceiba - tree so as to fill exactly
the tube of the gun , and the other extremity is pointed and dipped in curare , a
poison distilled from a vine of the forest . So powerful is this venomous juice that it
 ...

Author: Henry Morris Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024635455

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On Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and MedicineOn Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine



In all cases of acute poisoning , i.e. cases in which the symptoms run through
their course rapidly - whether the substance has a local action or notdeath is
commonly referable to the influence exerted by the on a remote organ important
to life .

Author: Alfred Swaine Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112056583351

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