FRANCES KIDDER. The Last Woman to be Hanged in Public

Author: Aspin (John)
Year: 1992
Publisher: John Aspin (printed by The Sharon Press)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
Price: 7.00
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Paperback. The trial and execution, in 1868, of Frances Kidder for the murder of her stepdaughter, Louisa Kidder Staples, on August 25, 1867. She was found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and was subsequently hanged by the official hangman at the time, William Calcraft, on April 2nd 1868. She was buried within the precincts of Maidstone Jail. Frances Kidder was the last women in Britain to be publicly hanged. Illus. by Alan Greenhalgh. 40pp. card covers. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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