Poison Panic

Poison Panic: Arsenic Deaths in 1840s Essex by Helen Barrell

When highly poisonous arsenic could be bought by anyone for mere pence over the counter, it's no surprise that people died. After a series of cases in Essex, the press claimed that the women who lived there were conspiring en masse to poison. But were these women murderers, or victims of circumstance?

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Published by http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

Many thanks to the Black Country Living Museum for allowing us to film at their fantastic site. http://www.bclm.co.uk

Music used under license from http://www.royaltyfreeclassicalmusic.co.uk / multimediasound.co.uk

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Poison Panic

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