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The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer

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William Palmer was known to all in Rugeley. The son from a wealthy family had trained in London as a surgeon and returned to the English village with his beautiful, respected wife to raise a family and live out his days as a country doctor. But Dr. Palmer wanted more. More money. More excitement. More women. He dove into the shady world of horse racing, gambling heavily and spending a fortune. When money grew tight, he found that a dosed drink or two could clear the way. He poisoned his wife, mother-in-law, his infant children, fellow gamblers and more, until he killed one time too many. Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife. With the help of footnotes and essays, the result is a compelling, fascinating look at life in the early... More > Victorian era.< Less
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ISBN
9781365063343
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Peschel Press
Published
May 2, 2016
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
3.55 MB

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