Degrees of Monstrosity: Mary Ann Cotton Part 1
A look at a Victorian-era female serial killer
Two things proved deadly back in Victorian England: the wallpaper, and a woman who only wanted men for their life insurance. In this three-part series, come with me as I explore the life, crimes and bizarre debate surrounding Britain’s prolific female serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton.
Victorian wallpaper held a unique eloquence in its floral designs and bright hues of green and yellows and neutrals. Yet the colours and vibrant patterns adorning the…