Somerset Murders

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The cases of Elizabeth and Betty Branch, a mother and daughter who beat a young servant girl to death in

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Somerset Murders brings together numerous murderous tales that shocked not only the county but also made headlines throughout the country. They include the cases of Elizabeth and Betty Branch, a mother and daughter who beat a young servant girl to death in Hemmington in 1740; 13-year-old Betty Trump, whose throat was cut while walking home at Buckland St Mary in 1823; factory worker Joan Turner, battered to death in Chard in 1829; George watkins, killed in a bare knuckle fight outside the Running Horse pub in Yeovil in 1843; Constance Kent, who confessed in 1865 to killing her half-brothr at Rode in 1860, nearly five years earlier; and elderly landlady, Mrs Emily Bowers, strangled in her bed in Middlezoy in 1947.
Nicola Sly and John Van der Kiste, co-authors of Cornish Murders in this series, have an encylopedic knowledge of their subject. Their carefully researched, well-illustrated and enthralling text will appeal to anyone interested in the shady side of Somerset’s history.

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