Episode 24

Ep24. Death by Arsenic

Over an unhonoured grave there used to be, and probably still is, the inscription: “Beneath this stone lies the mortal remains of Mary Ann Burdock, who was executed in this gaol, April 15th 1835, in her 38th year, for the wilful murder (by poison) of Clara Ann Smith of this city.”

Prepare yourself for the true story of a woman's greed and what she'll do for wealth.

Guest Voices.

Samantha Vernon

Andrea Reid


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Burdock, Mary "Life, Confession and Behaviour of" - Relique of Old Bristol Gaol

Bristol Mirror - Saturday 18 April 1835

Bristol Mirror - Saturday 02 May 1835

Ally Sloper's Half Holiday - Saturday 22 January 1887


Western Daily Press - Wednesday 13 December 1933

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