People Eaters

Joan Smith

In 1777, a butcher’s assistant from Cheshire, Samuel Thorley, was tried for murder at Chester Assizes. Thorley was accused of killing Ann Smith, a twenty-two-year-old ballad-singer, in circumstances that one report described as ‘too shocking to relate’. In fact, as the writer and radical Josep…

Idi's Banquet
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