While researching different crimes in the Newbury area in the nineteenth century, Ros Clow became aware that the severity of the punishment meted out depended on whether the perpetrator was rich or poor.Her talk covers murder, manslaughter, fraud, bankruptcy, baby-farming and suicide.
Berkshire Family History Society, Newbury Branch.
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