Death by Arsenic

A brief history of women, poison, and murder in 19th century Britain

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

“If you feel a deadly sensation within, and grow gradually weaker, how do you know that you are not poisoned? If your hands tingle, do you not fancy that it is arsenic?”²

“Moral faults in a man were too often regarded as venial; but in the case of the woman it was the unforgivable sin.”⁶



From the times that the pyramids were raised to the end of the cold war in this publication you will find it all. This is a publication that has been created to tell the stories of forgotten battles and fortunes that have crafted the world that we live in today.

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