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Jan. 7, 2021

S01E08 - "The Reading Baby Farmer" Amelia Dyer

In the eighth episode of British Murders, I tell the story of English serial child killer Amelia Dyer.


Amelia Dyer is suspected of murdering more than 400 infants between 1880-1896; however, only six deaths were attributed to her.


She received the death penalty and was hanged in June 1896.


Amelia practised baby farming, a standard method of earning a living in late-Victorian Era Britain.


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Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣⁣


My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone:

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:⁣



The Evolution of Single Motherhood in Victorian England: Tracking Novels and Social Reception from 1853-1894 by Steven T. Raines II, University of Iowa