Posts tagged
‘infanticide’

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest

Charles Dickens is Summoned to an Inquest Charles Dickens gives us an insider’s “slice-of-death” look at a Victorian coroner’s inquest on a dead infant.

The Seven Babies in No. 77

The Seven Babies in No. 77 Inspired by articles about the horrific discovery of bags of decomposing human remains at a police building in India, I bring you a grim and grewsome story about a Victorian London undertaker similarly neglectful of his duties.

The Devil’s Imps: A Mother’s Madness and a Vile Cure

A Woman’s Strange Delusion–Believed Satan To Be the Father of Her Children—
And in Her Mind They Each Had Horns a Foot Long.—In a Frenzy She Smothers the Two Youngest to Death, And Then Turns In and Attempts to Slaughter the Whole Household