By Geoffrey Abbott
From the Yorkshire Witch who used to be accused of homicide whilst a potion for solid well-being became out to be deadly, to the lady who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away together with her, this publication includes macabre actual tales of done ladies from worldwide.
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She had asked. ’ But by now her face was mottled and her hands and feet bruised where the ropes had constricted them. She refused to say anything, so the trestle was removed and replaced by another which was three and a half feet high, so that her body was distended so tightly that the cords cut into her limbs. ’ she cried. ’ Four more jars were then administered, causing her to sink into unconsciousness. She was placed on a mattress in front of a large fire and revived with eggs and wine, and after a little while she was clothed in a white gown and hood for the amende honorable.
It would seem that the projectile missed her, for she then proceeded to beat him about the head with it. And to ensure that he would not revive and retaliate, she cut his throat with his own razor, after which she placed it in his hand, curling his fingers around it to simulate suicide. The investigating authorities might have been expected to believe that he had intended to end his own life, but hardly that he would have given himself several severe head wounds before getting the razor from the bathroom, so Margaret was arrested and ultimately found guilty of murder.
Marie was now ready to go into action. 37 A MAZING T RUE S TORIES OF F EMALE E XECUTIONS First her father became ill and so, as a devoted daughter, she nursed him – until he died. But there was even more wealth in the family simply begging to enrich her lifestyle even further, but unfortunately it belonged to her two brothers. Needing help, she enlisted the aid of another poisoner, La Chausee, and their combined efforts resulted in the tragic deaths of her siblings, the autopsies finding nothing suspicious.
Amazing Stories of Female Executions by Geoffrey Abbott