Amazing Stories of Female Executions by Geoffrey Abbott

By Geoffrey Abbott

From the Yorkshire Witch who was once accused of homicide while a potion for strong health and wellbeing grew to become out to be deadly, to the lady who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away together with her, this e-book includes macabre actual tales of accomplished ladies from all over the world.

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When he proposed to her, she bigamously married him, and, being a prudent wife who had to take care of her future, she took out three insurance policies, just in case. The number of children in their family became three when she had a little boy by Frederick, called Robert, the number of policies thereby increasing accordingly. Early in 1872 a James Nattrass attracted her attention. This complicated matters, Frederick Cotton immediately becoming surplus to requirements – but not for long. Almost without warning he fell seriously ill, but by the time a doctor had arrived he was past all medical aid.

Whatever the reason, over the next few weeks she slyly suggested to Thomas that John be removed – permanently. The man vehemently refused to have anything to do with the idea, but Elizabeth was nothing if not determined to get her way, and one night she plied her lover with liquor before turning on the pressure again. Intoxicated both with the drink and her, he finally agreed to help her. Elizabeth’s next move was to ingratiate herself with her husband, a simple and decent man who longed for his wife to 43 A MAZING T RUE S TORIES OF F EMALE E XECUTIONS return to their family home.

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.

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