Modern female costumes tend to turn sexy. We have all seen the modern bumblebee costume . . . Here is a look at the Victorian version . . .
In our series of 19th century murderers, we must not let the women get away with it either. The she-devils are equally capable as her male counter parts. During the Victorian era women were still seen as “angels in the house” and it was beyond shocking (and frightening!) that a mere woman was capable of such rage or actions. Of course, we Moderns, know better. Let us delve a little into the Lizzie Borden case . . .
Direct from the book 100 Most Infamous Criminals by Jo Durden Smith (p.62-64):
Eight bits of news for the . . . tenth month of the year. . . . because surely that makes sense. It is that time of the month again! . . . Ewwwwww, no not THAT time of the month. It is the middle of month and time to review the modern going-ons about all things related to the 19th century. Curious? Read on about sports stars, stuffed animals, celebrity obsessions, notable women, various forms of art and apropos costume theme gathering a la Halloween with a dash of historical insight that makes you so glad to be living in the Modern era . . .
I am playing catch up here. It is safe to say until the end of the year, my writing will be a bit sporadic as I clamor to keep up with . . .everything. On to Crime that should have went live last Thursday! Again, directly from the book 100 Most Infamous Criminals by Jo Durden Smith (p. 154-155).
William Burke and William Hare (or the Burke and Hare Murders . . . Is it just me, or does Burke and Hare sound like a law firm?)