Sorrow, Grief, and Woe: The Poetic Lament of Granville Medhurst, who murdered his wife.

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
5 min readOct 24, 2023

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It was on the eleventh day of May

With tears I now lament and say

My bosom friend and loving wife

I cut her tender thread of life

Granville William Wheeler Medhurst was everyone’s idea of the country gentleman. Well educated, prosperous, happily married, surrounded by children he loved, socially well-connected. There was little that this well-respected Georgian country house owner could wish for. He loved…

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