Women and the Gallows 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches

In the last four decades of the Georgian era 131 women in England and Wales went to the gallows. What were their crimes? And why, unlike most convicted felons, were they not reprieved? Women and the Gallows brings new insights into their lives and the events that led them to their deaths, and includes chapters on baby murders among domestic servants, counterfeiting and husband poisoning, as well as the infamous Eliza Fenning case.