Serial killers in 17th-century England

Capp, Bernard
March 1996
History Today;Mar96, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p21
Focuses on the serial murders in 17th-century England. Murders committed by a couple in Gloucester in 1675; Death of inmates of Bablake Hospital, Coventry; Poison as the favored method of murder; Elizabeth Ridgway's poisoning of her husband and three others; Addiction of the seventeenth century to monsters and freaks; Explanation for the behavior of confessed murderers.


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