Murder in Victorian Scotland

Examinining the life and 1857 trial of Madeleine Smith accused of poisoning an undesired suitor, this book uses analyses of her correspondence with the victim.

Murder in Victorian Scotland

Examinining the life and 1857 trial of Madeleine Smith accused of poisoning an undesired suitor, this book uses analyses of her correspondence with the victim. Her trial testimony reveals much about Victorian society, Scottish law and the woman.

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Murder in Victorian Scotland
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Douglas MacGowan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Examinining the life and 1857 trial of Madeleine Smith accused of poisoning an undesired suitor, this book uses analyses of her correspondence with the victim. Her trial testimony reveals much about Victorian society, Scottish law and the woman.
Madeleine Smith on Trial
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Brian Jenkins
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-20 - Publisher: McFarland

 In 1855, Glasgow socialite Madeleine Smith began a flirtation with Pierre L’Angelier, a handsome clerk—for her a mere diversion. But L’Angelier sought social mobility. Their class disparity gave her control of the intrigue but when the relationship turned sexual, the power imbalance shifted. The Scots recognized irregular unions in
Lives of Scottish Women
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: William Knox
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-06 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book tells the remarkable stories of ten women whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the concerns and problems that other women have faced throughout the last two centuries. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. The nineteenth
Public Lives
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Eleanor Gordon, Lecturer in Economic History Eleanor Gordon, Gwyneth Nair, MS Gwyneth Nair
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Study of the lives of Victorian women and their families. This publication offers insights into middle-class life in Britain from 1840 through the early years of the 20th century. Examined are women's relationships, their marriages, the ways they earned and spent their money, and their social, spiritual, and civic lives.
Biographical Dictionary of ScottishWomen
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Elizabeth L. Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds, Rose Pipes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-27 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This single-volume dictionary presents the lives ofindividual Scottish women from earliest times to the present. Drawing on newscholarship and a wide network of professional and amateur historians, itthrows light on the experience of women from every class and category inScotland and among the worldwide Scottish diaspora.The BiographicalDictionary of Scottish Women