Feb. 15, 2023

19: Pimlico Poisoning

19: Pimlico Poisoning

We often associate unique marriages with the last several decades. Often forgetting that for most of history, marriages have been more of a contract for wealth, comfort, and offspring. Kings would have multiple wives, and wealthy noble’s children were often just pawns to increase the family’s status by marrying them off to the most wealthy single nobles they could. People have continually constructed their own unique ever-afters.

Our story for today involves a platonic marriage formed out of practicality and ended in death. This is no Romeo and Juliet tragic romance. Instead, it’s a victorian tale of one woman who first found marriage, then found love. While her husband found himself six feet under.

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