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Broadside: Heart-rending execution of Kitty Shorewood
Forster, Printer, York
circa 19th century
Undated broadside regarding the execution of Kitty Shorewood. Includes ballad verses and woodcut illustrations of the affair and the execution.
Full title: Heart-rending execution of Kitty Shorewood. A grazier's daughter, at Liverpool, who was seduced from home, by a naval officer, who brought her to disgrace, and then deserted her. She became pregnant, and ashamed to return to her parents, she wandered about in a state of distraction, among fields and unfrequented places, and frequently slept all night in the open air. At length the pangs of labour seized her, and without human assistance, in a lonely place, she brought forth her lovely child. In a fit of despair, and scarce knowing what she did, she drowned her new-born babe: for which she was brought to trial, and executed, on Monday last at Lancaster, in the seventeenth year of her age. Together with a copy of plaintive verses.
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Crimes Against Children
Women in Crime
British Criminal Broadsides collection
United Kingdom. England