A Tale of Two Wives


Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

A Double Dose of Arsenic

When Edith Carew, an English society woman living in the British expatriate community in Yokohama, went to trial for poisoning her husband, the press couldn’t help but compare it to the case of Florence Maybrick, which took place in Liverpool a few years earlier. And after her conviction, Mrs. Carew was sent back to Britain to serve out her sentence and was placed in the same cell as Mrs. Maybrick. Very interesting… There’ll be a compare and contrast quiz later, so pay attention.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun