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Elsje [Dutch] By A. C. Kuiper
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Elsje Christiaens (Jutland, c. 1646 – Amsterdam, 1664) was a Danish girl who, aged 18, murdered her landlady with an axe in Amsterdam. She confessed and was executed. Her body was exhibited at... More > the Volewijk, a field on the northern shore of the IJ, and Rembrandt van Rijn produced two drawings of it.Elsje had come to Amsterdam from her native Jutland to seek work as a maid, but was unable to find a job. Eventually she got into an argument with her landlady at the Damrak because she couldn't pay the rent. The fight escalated, the landlady grabbed a broom, threatening to take Elsje's few belongings, while Elsje took up an axe, killing her opponent. When a neighbour came in to find what the noise was about, Elsje took a coat and some linen out of another guest's chest and fled, covered in blood. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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