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April 29, 2021

S02E10 - "The Potton Poisoner" Sarah Dazley

In the season 2 finale of British Murders, I tell the story of Sarah Dazley aka The Potton Poisoner.

Dazley was found guilty of murdering her ex-husband William Dazley in October 1842.

Her weapon of choice was arsenic.

Dazley was also accused of...


In the season 2 finale of British Murders, I tell the story of Sarah Dazley aka The Potton Poisoner.

Dazley was found guilty of murdering her ex-husband William Dazley in October 1842.

Her weapon of choice was arsenic.

Dazley was also accused of killing her first husband, Simeon Mead, as well as the pair's son, Jonah Mead, however, she wasn't charged with either of those murders.

Dazley was sentenced to death by hanging, with her execution taking place at Bedford Prison on August 5, 1843.

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

My recording equipment:
Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Recorded and Edited in:
Audacity

References:
Arsenic: general information. (n.d.). GOV.UK. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arsenic-properties-incident-management-and-toxicology/arsenic-general-information

Meyer, M. (2011, April 29). An Everyday Poison. Science History Institute. https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/an-everyday-poison

Johnson, B. (n.d.). Victorian Poisoners. Historic UK. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Victorian-Poisoners/

BBC. (n.d.). The Domesday Book. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans/doomsday_01.shtml

Sarah Dazley - A Victorian Poisoner. (n.d.). Capital Punishment U.K. Retrieved April 7, 2021, from http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/dazley.html

The Potton Poisoner, Wrestlingworth, Beds, UK. (2010, July 29). Waymarking.