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Burned at the Stake The Life and Death of Mary Channing

Free Download Summer Strevens, "Burned at the Stake: The Life and Death of Mary Channing"
English | ISBN: 1473898722 | 2018 | 136 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
In 1706 19-year-old Mary Channing was convicted of poisoning her husband and became the last woman to be burned at the stake in Dorset. Despite her impressive attempts to defend herself, the jury had taken only half an hour to find her guilty. Yet on pronouncement of the death sentence, Mary ‘pleaded her belly’ and thus postponed her execution until after she had given birth to her child in gaol.