Till Death Do Us Part (Season 2, Episode 6)

Newspaper drawings of the murder mystery

A newspaper’s account of the scandal and mystery, source.

In the Victorian era, women had little other option than marriage, to get ahead in life. Young Frenchwoman Adelaide Bartlett was no exception. But when her husband finally gets in the way of her education and self improvement, the results are downright deadly.

Edwin Bartlett drawing

The victim, British Newspaper Archive, source.

Adelaide portrait

Adelaide’s portrait, source.

newspaper drawing of Adelaide in court

British Newspaper Archive, source.

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Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9