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Famous Poison Trials - Harold Eaton

Famous Poison Trials - Harold Eaton

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"Famous Poison Trials" is a book by Harold Eaton that explores some of the most intriguing cases in legal history involving poison. Eaton focuses on a diverse range of trials, from ancient Greece and Rome to the 20th century, examining the ways in which poison has been used as a means of murder and the challenges of detecting and proving such crimes.

Through detailed research and analysis, Eaton provides an engaging and informative account of each trial, exploring the legal and social context of the case, as well as the personalities and motivations of the key players involved. He also examines the science of toxicology and the challenges of detecting and proving cases of poisoning, which often involve complex medical and scientific evidence.

The Making of the Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 collection provides descriptions of the major trials from over 300 years, with official trial documents, unofficially published accounts of the trials, briefs and arguments and more. Readers can delve into sensational trials as well as those precedent-setting trials associated with key constitutional and historical issues and discover, including the Amistad Slavery case, the Dred Scott case and Scopes "monkey" trial.Trials provides unfiltered narrative into the lives of the trial participants as well as everyday people, providing an unparalleled source for the historical study of sex, gender, class, marriage and divorce.

Some of the trials covered in the book include those of Lucrezia Borgia, who was accused of using poison to kill her enemies, and the infamous case of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, a notorious serial killer who used poison to murder his victims in the late 19th century.

"Famous Poison Trials" was first published in 1923 and has since become a classic work of legal history. The book offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of criminal law and the complex issues that can arise in cases involving poison. It is a must-read for anyone interested in true crime, forensic science, or the history of criminal justice.

First edn 1923. The book shows signs of wear.

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