“Get out!” the irate husband shouted at his wife.

“All right, I will!” she yelled back at him She got up, ready to flounce out. Suddenly changing his mind, her husband threw himself at her and ripped off all her clothes. “Now you can’t go!” he jeered.

This, it seems, was an oft-repeated scene in the stormy marriage of Joseph Castle, 24, and his wife Jane. Finally, though, on August 8th, 1859, she managed to escape fully clothed, and set off back to her parents’ house. Castle followed her, persuaded her to return to him, and as they were walking back home he cut her throat. He was hanged on Saturday, March 31st, 1860.