Trial of Madeleine Smith

Trial of Madeleine Smith

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The daughter of an upper-middle-class Glasgow family, Madeleine Smith broke the strict Victorian conventions of her time when, as a young woman in early 1855, she began a secret love affair with Pierre Emile L'Angelier, an apprentice nurseryman. However, when Smith's passion cooled, she asked L'Angelier to return the letters she had written to him. He refused, and instead threatened to use the letters to expose her and force her to marry him. Smith was then observed in a druggist's office, ordering arsenic, and L'Angelier died from arsenic poisoning soon afterwards. However, despite signficant evidence pointing to Smith's guilt, the jury in the subsequent trial returned a 'not proven' verdict. This is the story of the notorious trial.

Book information

ISBN: 9781275118256
Publisher: Gale, Making of Modern Law
Imprint: Gale, Making of Modern Law
Pub date:
DEWEY: 345.41102523
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 776g
Height: 246mm
Width: 189mm
Spine width: 23mm