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Well, that’s…something

If you can’t read it, it says “1868 – last publicly hanged woman in Britain.”

She wasn’t executed on that exact spot – this is on the path in the mall. The old Maidstone Gaol is about a thousand feet away. It’s been a jail for over 200 years; what’s left of it is currently a sex offenders unit. Reggie Kray married his girlfriend there in 1997.

Frances Kidder married the man who fathered her child and then found he already had a daughter. She was not pleased. Neighbors said she could be heard beating Louisa of a night.

One day, they were visiting relatives in New Romney and Frances and Louisa went for a walk. Frances came back alone and said Louisa fell in a ditch or something, whatever.

At her trial, her mother, father, husband and sister gave evidence how much Frances hated Louisa (which probably says something about how the family felt about Frances). She was hanged in front of the jail at noon on 2 April 1868. She was twenty-five. Her husband was already living with her sister by then and they both were in the crowd.

People, eh?

It was Maidstone day today. I went all by myself on the train like a big girl and had my fingerprints taken in aid of my citizenship application. It was all very pleasant, but I’m whacked. I’ll know if I succeeded in six months.


Comment from OldFert
Time: June 7, 2023, 8:54 pm

Her husband was already living with her sister by then and they both were in the crowd.
Some of Hunter Biden’s forebears?

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 8, 2023, 1:05 am

Sleeping with a dead or dying relatives sister.

Reminds me of someone I heard about…

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: June 8, 2023, 9:56 pm

1) While I expect that you will succeed in becoming a Brit citizen, one never can tell. They might decide that you are not “diverse” enough. If you don’t, will you and Uncle Badger come here?

2) Something I literally just saw first a few minutes ago [I tend to check out more Brit sites than most Americans because while their news is biased as is ours, they are Brit biases’ and sometimes they let the truth out when talking about our scandals that our press will not cover.].


It seems that the pretense of freedom of speech is to be regulated by the Surrey Police because the lady in question offended Woke Political Correctness. Be careful placing yourself totally under their jurisdiction, especially in matters online.

Subotai Bahadur

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