Louise Peete

Louise was born into a relatively wealthy Louisiana family. She grew up with her hand out, likely never hearing the word ‘no’. It would not be a stretch to find a link between her indulgent upbringing and the subsequent lengths she went to in her effort to maintain a particular standard of living. Continue Reading [...]

Millie Weeks

Judging from the money she made from all her marriages, Millie was a very merry widow indeed. Continue Reading [...]

Winnie Judd

Winnie McKinnell thought that when she got married to Dr William Judd, it would lead to an exciting life. Continue Reading [...]

Martha Rendell

To all intents and purposes, Martha Rendell might well have met her end on the gallows for the heinous crime of ‘being a step-mother’. Continue Reading [...]

Mary Ann Britland

Mary Ann Britland knew what she wanted, and how she was going to get it. She worked all day in a factory and moonlighted as a barmaid because she wanted to provide for her two daughters. She married Thomas Britland, a domestic servant, because she wanted a man who knew his way around a dish or two. And at the age of 39 she wanted her next door neighbour, Thomas Dixon. Unfortunately, she already had a husband and Thomas already had a wife. Continue Reading [...]

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