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Ep24. Death by Arsenic
Episode 247th September 2020 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Over an unhonoured grave there used to be, and probably still is, the inscription: “Beneath this stone lies the mortal remains of Mary Ann Burdock, who was executed in this gaol, April 15th 1835, in her 38th year, for the wilful murder (by poison) of Clara Ann Smith of this city.”

Prepare yourself for the true story of a woman's greed and what she'll do for wealth.

Guest Voices.

Samantha Vernon

Andrea Reid


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Bristol Mirror - Saturday 18 April 1835

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Ally Sloper's Half Holiday - Saturday 22 January 1887

Western Daily Press - Wednesday 13 December 1933