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Historian Lucy Worsley’s new podcast explores the VERY grisly crimes of Victorian women

A new podcast is investigating a series of grisly murder cases in Victorian Britain and America as it aims to explore the crimes from a ‘contemporary, feminist perspective’.

Historian Lucy Worsley, 48, recalls the stories of a woman who was paid to care for babies but instead strangled ‘400’ to death during a 30-year spree and a serial killer who poisoned 11 out of 13 of her children and three of her four husbands for their insurance policies.

The BBC radio series, Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, also includes a look at Scottish socialite, Madeleine Smith, whose family was caught in a scandal after she was accused of poisoning her older French lover. 

Elsewhere, American Lizzie Borden became notorious after being tried and acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother -…


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