Edith Thompson: The wife who was executed for her lover’s crime

Edith Thompson’s lover killed her husband in an attack she didn’t want to happen. Why was she hanged? …

“The narrative went that Britain was full of war widows and here was an uppity and selfish young woman, from a modest background at that, who had everything – looks, a lovely house, money, a good husband, dinners, dances, theatres. And look what she did. One good man wasn’t enough for her.


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