Mary Ann Cotton - Dark Angel: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton - Dark Angel: Britain's First

A female thief, with four husbands, a lover and, reportedly, over twelve children, is arrested and tried for the murder of her stepson in 1872, turning the small village of West Auckland in County Durham upside down. Other bodies are exhumed and when they are found to contain arsenic, she is suspected of their murder as well. The perpetrator, Mary Ann Cotton, was tried and found guilty and later hanged on 24 March 1873 in Durham Gaol. It is claimed she murdered over twenty people and was the first female serial killer in England. With location photographs and a blow by blow account of the trial, this book challenges the claim that Mary Ann Cotton was the ‘The West Auckland Borgia’, a title given to her at the time. It sets out her life, trial, death and the aftermath and also questions the legal system used to convict her by looking at contemporary evidence from the time and offering another explanation for the deaths. The book also covers the lives of those left behind, including the daughter born to Mary Ann Cotton in Durham Gaol.

  • Brand: Pen and Sword
  • ASIN: 1473876206

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial

This book was the inspiration for the ITV drama Dark Angel. As one of the UK’s leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or “unseen”. Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps the UK’s most prolific female serial killer, with more victims than Myra Hindley, Rosemary West, Beverly Allit or male predators such as Jack the Ripper and Dennis Nilsen. But her own north east of England (and criminologists) apart, she remains largely forgotten, despite poisoning to death up to 21 victims in Britain’s ‘arsenic century’. Exploding myths that every serial killer is a ‘monster’, the author draws attention to Cotton’s charms, allure, capability, skill and ambition - drawing parallels or contrasting the methods and lifestyles of other serial killers from Victorian to modern times. He also shows how events cannot be separated from their social context – here the industrial revolution, growing mobility, women’s emancipation and greater assertiveness. And concerning the reticence of ‘human nature’, like Dr Harold Shipman, Cotton was allowed to go on killing despite reasons to suspect her. The book contains other resonances to aid understanding of how serial murderers can g...

  • ASIN: B00FARWE84

Mary Ann Cotton: Victorian Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton: Victorian Serial

A native of County Durham, Mary Ann Cotton is regarded as the most prolific female serial killer in British history. This book from Simon Webb and Miranda Brown re-tells her story, re-examines the evidence and includes a startling new theory about the so-called West Auckland Poisoner.

  • ASIN: 1523222964

Part 2 Full UK-Length Edition

Part 2 Full UK-Length

  • ASIN: B07171VZ91

Mary Ann Cotton: England's First Serial Killer (True Crime Series Book 38)

Mary Ann Cotton: England's First Serial Killer (True

True crime aficionados will be familiar with the names of infamous serial killers such as Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Brady, Myra Hindley and Rosemary West, Harold Shipman and Steve Wright. Some might know about Dale Cregan or Joanna Dennehy. However, if asked to name England’s first serial killer they would probably reply “Jack the Ripper.”In giving that answer, they would be wrong. The reason being that twenty years before the Ripper terrorised the streets of Whitechapel a ‘Black Widow’ killer posed as a wife, mother, friend and nurse to murder as many as twenty-one victims.Mary Ann Cotton was suspected of murdering eight of her own children, seven stepchildren, her mother, three husbands, a lover and an inconvenient friend.However, she has largely been forgotten by history and today remains only a vaguely remembered local curiosity in her native North East.This 6,600-word review gives an insight into Mary Ann Cotton’s life and crimes, both as a study in its own right and as a stepping-stone to further research into the true crime genre.The topics covered include:• Introduction• Early Life• Four Husbands• Two Lovers• Inquest• Arrest• Trial• Execution• Discussion PointsTrue Crimes Series:Armed RobberyJeremy Bamber – Slaughter at White House F...

  • ASIN: B00VIU9ZW0

Misjudged Murderesses: Female Injustice in Victorian Britain

Misjudged Murderesses: Female Injustice in Victorian

Lacing tea with poison and slipping arsenic in to soup, this is what comes to mind we talk of murderesses of the Victorian age. Fuelled by a rumor-driven press and cases of notorious killers like Marry Ann Cotton, the ‘Angel of Death’, or Christiana Edmunds, the ‘Chocolate Cream Killer’, death by poisoning was a great anxiety of Victorian Britain.But what about those women who were wrongly convicted? What about the suspects who fell victim of a biased jury and unrelenting press? In Misjudged Murderesses, Stephen Jakobi takes a forensic approach to examine the trials of six women falsely sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. With the aid of primary sources, and in two cases the ready assistance of descendants and local journalists, the validity of their convictions is questioned. Highlighting common factors in poisoning cases that led to ostensible miscarriages of justice, Jakobi shines a light on a flawed and inconsistent legal system.

  • ASIN: 1526741628

Focus On: 100 Most Popular Women of the Victorian Era: Queen Victoria, Mary of Teck, Brontë Family, Florence Nightingale, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Brontë, ... Potter, Emily Brontë, Mary Ann Cotton, etc.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular Women of the

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  • ASIN: B0796WFHK8

Mary Ann Cotton: Dead But Not Forgotten

Mary Ann Cotton: Dead But Not

  • ASIN: 0953961400

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern

Since its original publication in 1987, Like a Family has become a classic in the study of American labor history. Basing their research on a series of extraordinary interviews, letters, and articles from the trade press, the authors uncover the voices and experiences of workers in the Southern cotton mill industry during the 1920s and 1930s. Now with a new afterword, this edition stands as an invaluable contribution to American social history. "The genius of Like a Family lies in its effortless integration of the history of the family--particularly women--into the history of the cotton-mill world.--Ira Berlin, New York Times Book Review "Like a Family is history, folklore, and storytelling all rolled into one. It is a living, revelatory chronicle of life rarely observed by the academe. A powerhouse.--Studs Terkel"Here is labor history in intensely human terms. Neither great impersonal forces nor deadening statistics are allowed to get in the way of people. If students of the New South want both the dimensions and the feel of life and labor in the textile industry, this book will be immensely satisfying.--Choice

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  • ASIN: 0807848794

Together is All We Need (Shenandoah Sisters Book #4)

Together is All We Need (Shenandoah Sisters Book

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