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One April vening in 1779 Martha Ray the pretty mistress of a famous aristocrat was shot deadApril Mediterranean Cook evening in 1779 Martha Ray the pretty mistress of a famous aristocrat was shot dead point blank range by a young clergyman who then attempted to take his own life Instead he was arrested tried and hanged In this fascinating new book John Brewer a leading historian ofighteenth century England asks what this peculiar little story was all ABOUT THEN AS NOW CRIMES OF PASSION NOT Then now crimes of passion were not and the story had the hallmarks of a gr. Ely interesting account of how different
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