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Mercury Wells

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Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.
« on: May 01, 2022, 08:18:15 pm »
Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.

On BBC iplayer


Released On: 25 Apr 2022.
Available for over a year.

Lucy Worsley investigates the crimes of Victorian women from a contemporary, feminist perspective. 

In the first case in the series, Lucy explores the story of Florence Bravo, the woman at the heart of one of the most sensational unsolved murder cases of the Victorian era, and asks whether she was a ruthless poisoner or an abused wife.

Lucy visits The Priory, Florence Bravo’s grand house in Balham where, on 21st April 1876, after three days of agony, her young husband Charles died of poisoning. They had been married for only five months but the relationship was already under strain - Charles was jealous of the much older doctor Florence had been involved with before their marriage, he was frustrated that he had only limited control of her large fortune, both of them were drinking heavily, and Florence had suffered two miscarriages in close succession.
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Re: Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 02:55:48 pm »
I haven't had a chance to see this yet, but I do hope Lucy Worsley gets a chance to dress up - she usually manages to somewhere in the programme  :)
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Re: Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 04:00:22 pm »
I haven't had a chance to see this yet, but I do hope Lucy Worsley gets a chance to dress up - she usually manages to somewhere in the programme  :)

You can't 'see' it. It's a Podcast on BBC Radio 4.  ;)
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Re: Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 03:18:54 pm »
I'll just have to imagine that she's dressed up instead  :)

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Re: Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 02:19:39 am »
I'll just have to imagine that she's dressed up instead  :)

Well, she was very stunningly dressed as a Georgian dandy/man about town.