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The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley

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The Bad Boy of Rugeley In 1856, Dr. William Palmer made history when he was hanged for poisoning his best friend. It was not only the first trial involving strychnine, but the first that was moved because of the extensive publicity it received in the new penny newspapers that were exploding in popularity. In 1925, George Fletcher published his lifetime’s research on the case. Drawing on his family’s ties to the area, he visited Staffordshire repeatedly over several decades. He interviewed many of the people connected with the case and collected their stories and observations. His biography of Palmer was the first to feature new information about him, his murders, and the controversies surrounding his trial. This new edition of “The Life and Career of Dr. Palmer of Rugeley” brings Fletcher’s biography back into print with the original illustrations and photographs. It has been carefully annotated to flesh out the story and explain the social and... More > cultural references unfamiliar to today’s readers.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781312322097
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Peschel Press
Published
July 22, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
1.97 MB

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