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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'⁣

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My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone: https://amzn.to/3sgwoTA

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface: https://amzn.to/3kKCLL2⁣

 

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Dyer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_farming

http://www.murderpedia.org/female.D/d/dyer-amelia.htm

http://www.murderuk.com/amelia-dyer.html

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/babyfarm.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/

https://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain/articles/health-and-hygiene-in-the-19th-century

http://victorian-era.org/victorian-era-society.html

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