Nineteenth-Century Female Poisoners

Three English Women Who Used Arsenic to Kill

Authors: Nagy, V.

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Nineteenth-Century Female Poisoners investigates the Essex poisoning trials of 1846 to 1851 where three women were charged with using arsenic to kill children, their husbands and brothers. Using newspapers, archival sources (including petitions and witness depositions), and records from parliamentary debates, the focus is not on whether the women were guilty or innocent, but rather on what English society during this period made of their trials and what stereotypes and stock-stories were used to describe women who used arsenic to kill. All three women were initially presented as 'bad' women but as the book illustrates there was no clear consensus on what exactly constituted bad womanhood.

About the authors

Victoria M. Nagy received her PhD from the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Monash University, Australia. Prior to this she was lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nagy, Victoria M.

    Pages 1-10

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  • Crime in Nineteenth-Century England: Decline, Causes and Concerns

    Nagy, Victoria M.

    Pages 11-32

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  • Broadening the Scope: Moving beyond Simple Sources

    Nagy, Victoria M.

    Pages 33-58

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  • Poisoning Crimes in the United Kingdom, 1839–51

    Nagy, Victoria M.

    Pages 59-76

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  • The Archetypical Poisoning Woman: The Cases of Sarah Chesham

    Nagy, Victoria M.

    Pages 77-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nineteenth-Century Female Poisoners
Book Subtitle
Three English Women Who Used Arsenic to Kill
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35930-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137359308
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35929-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47148-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 224
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