By Geoffrey Abbott
From the Yorkshire Witch who was once accused of homicide whilst a potion for strong well-being became out to be deadly, to the girl who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away along with her, this ebook comprises macabre actual tales of finished ladies from around the globe.
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She refused to say anything, so the trestle was removed and replaced by another which was three and a half feet high, so that her body was distended so tightly that the cords cut into her limbs. ’ she cried. ’ Four more jars were then administered, causing her to sink into unconsciousness. She was placed on a mattress in front of a large fire and revived with eggs and wine, and after a little while she was clothed in a white gown and hood for the amende honorable. Accompanied by the executioner, his assistant and her confessor, she was taken by tumbril from the Conciergerie Prison to the porch of the Notre Dame, a dense crowd swarming about the vehicle screaming abuse.
Having been tied hand and foot to a wooden frame, a trestle about two and a half feet high was placed under the small of her back so that her body was strained into an arch. A leather funnel with a metal ring at its narrow end was strapped to her mouth (the water torture) and the Question began. Four jars of water, each containing two 39 A MAZING T RUE S TORIES OF F EMALE E XECUTIONS pints, were poured into the funnel at intervals and between each the clerk interrogated her. When she had first entered the room she had smiled at the array of jars.
But there was even more wealth in the family simply begging to enrich her lifestyle even further, but unfortunately it belonged to her two brothers. Needing help, she enlisted the aid of another poisoner, La Chausee, and their combined efforts resulted in the tragic deaths of her siblings, the autopsies finding nothing suspicious. Despite her increased wealth, Marie still needed every franc she could lay her hands on, for she was being blackmailed not only by her confederate La Chausee, but also by her lover, StCroix, who had several incriminating letters that she had written to him in the past.
Amazing Stories of female execution by Geoffrey Abbott