WOMEN KILLERS | From The Case Files of The People and Daily Mirror

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Murder is a terrifying factor of everyday life, but when the perpetrator is a woman, it somehow makes it much more difficult for most of society to comprehend. In truth, women killers have been a real fact of life throughout history. Mary Ansell poisoned her own sister in the late 19th century in order to collect life insurance, and became the youngest woman, at the age of 22, to be hanged in the “modern era”. There was a great deal of public pressure for a reprieve on the grounds of her gender, and age, but her act was deemed premeditated and the execution went ahead. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be executed in Britain when she was convicted for the murder of her lover, David Blakely, in 1955.

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12.7 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm