ISBN-10: 1476670633

ISBN-13: 9781476670638

Florence Maybrick was once the 1st American girl to be sentenced to demise in England—for murdering her husband, a criminal offense she very likely didn't dedicate. Her 1889 trial used to be presided over by way of an brazenly misogynist pass judgement on who was once later declared incompetent and died in an asylum. Hours ahead of Maybrick used to be to be hanged, Queen Victoria reluctantly commuted her sentence to lifestyles in prison—in her opinion a girl who might devote adultery, as Maybrick had admitted, could additionally kill her husband.
Her childrens have been taken from her; she by no means observed them back. Her mom labored for years to transparent her identify, enlisting the president of the us and successive ambassadors, together with Robert Todd Lincoln. many years later, a ugly diary was once came upon that made Maybrick’s husband a main Jack the Ripper suspect.

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