Love, Jealousy, Insanity, and Abuse: A Torrid Tale of Victorian Life

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
7 min readJul 13, 2023

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How the tale began…

In the year 1845, in the town of Bebington, which is on the Wirral near Liverpool, the marriage of Charles Turner with his bride, Mary Ann, was celebrated. It was reported that the marriage was not a happy one, with disagreements from the outset. One reason for this, so it was said, was that whilst Mr. Turner was a…

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