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Berkshire Murders : True Crime History
"Berkshire Murders" is an examination of some of the country's most notorious and shocking cases. They include Hannah Carey, beaten to death by her husband at Warfield in 1851; young Hannah Gould, whose throat was cut by her father in a frenzied attack at Windsor in 1861; Nell Woodridge, murdered by her husband in 1896 and later immortalised in Oscar Wilde's "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"; Annie Davis, killed by her lover in 1912; and, Minnie Freeman Lee, whose body was discovered in a trunk in 1948. There is also an account of the crimes of Amelia Dyer, executed in 1896, Britain's most notorious baby farmer. John Van der Kitse's carefully researched, well-illustrated and enthralling text will appeal to all those interested in the darker side of Berkshire's history.
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The History Press
February 29, 2012
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