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Victorian Values & Murder (Season 2, Episode 4)

Florence Bravo portrait

Florence Bravo, circa 1876, National Portrait Gallery.

This week we tell the story of Florence Bravo, a woman testing the limits of Victorian propriety: conducting affairs, divorcing without consent . . . oh, and possibly murder. It’s the sensational story that captured the attention of 1870s London. Join us as we meet the “Priory Murderess.”

Florence portrait

Florence, circa 1876, National Portrait Gallery.

Charles Bravo portrait

Charles Bravo, circa 1876, National Portrait Gallery.

Group portrait

Florence, Charles and friends at The Priory, source.

Dr James Gully

Dr James Gully, source.

priory mansion

The Priory, the scene of the murder. Today it has been divided up into flats. Source.

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Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7