This week, Michala introduces us to Fanny Oliver, a Victorian femme fatale who murdered her husband by arsenic poisoning (as reported in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 24 July 1869) and Brad digs into a family rift triggered by the stealing of cattle (covered by the Yorkshire Herald, 24 October 1881).
And listen to ‘News In Brief’ at the end of the episode for a tongue in cheek report on what Victorian men looked for in a woman and a more sobering tale of a young girl literally on fire (don’t worry, she survived).
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry® and other resources.
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