Wednesday, March 02, 2011

UK's National Archives on the Constance Kent case.

Rendering of Constance
Kent, Alden's Illustrated
Family Miscellany
Aug 1865
In this podcast from the UK's National Archives, Sarah Hutton discusses the documents in the archives pertaining to the Constance Kent case of 1860, most recently covered in Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (2008). Kent confessed to killing her half-brother, Francis Saville Kent, and served 20 years in prison.


Carol said...

My book group read Summerskill's book and we agreed it's a fascinating case.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Carol, you may enjoy this event with Summerscale from the Edinburgh Intl Book Festival: