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June 24, 2021

S03E04 - "The Merry Widow of Windy Nook" Mary Elizabeth Wilson

In the fourth episode of British Murders Season 3, I tell the story of Mary Elizabeth Wilson aka The Merry Widow of Windy Nook.⁣

Between 1955 and 1957, all four of Mary’s husbands suddenly passed away not long after taking their marriage vows.⁣
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In the fourth episode of British Murders Season 3, I tell the story of Mary Elizabeth Wilson aka The Merry Widow of Windy Nook.⁣

Between 1955 and 1957, all four of Mary’s husbands suddenly passed away not long after taking their marriage vows.⁣

Upon excavation of their respective bodies, their stomachs and intensities were found to contain elemental phosphorus.⁣

Mary was only convicted of killing two of her husbands and was sentenced to death by hanging, later commuted to life imprisonment.⁣

She died at Holloway prison on December 5, 1962.⁣

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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My recording equipment:
Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Audacity

Edited in:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Audacity

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:
EXAMINATION OF EXHUMED MEN. (1957, December 2). The Guardian, 12. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

WIDOW CHARGED WITH MURDER. (1957, December 12). The Guardian, 4. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

WIDOW ON CHARGE OF MURDER. (1957, December 13). The Guardian, 4. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

Widow poisoned two husbands court told. (1958, February 10). Evening Standard, 1–9. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

Widow of 66 on poisoning charges. (1958, February 11). The Guardian, 8. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

WIDOW COMMITTED FOR TRIAL ON MURDER CHARGES. (1958, February 12). The Guardian, 10. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

THE WIDOW OF WINDY NOOK HEARS QC SAY - “Wicked woman poisoned husbands.” (1958, March 24). Evening Standard, 1–10. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

WIDOW GUILTY Sentenced to death. (1958, March 29). Evening Standard, 1. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

EXECUTION DATE. (1958, May 21). The Guardian, 14. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

“WIDOW OF WINDY NOOK IS DEAD.” (1963, January 10). The Guardian, 16. Retrieved from Newspaper.com.

Windy Nook & Whitehills Ward Factsheet. (2011). Census 2011.