Mary Blandy

(1719—1752) murderer

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Mary Blandy (1718–1752) was tried at the Oxford Assizes in March 1752 for the murder of her father, Francis, by poisoning. The case sharply divided public opinion at the time because of Mary's good breeding and supposed good character, many believing that she was manipulated by her greedy and exploitative lover.


From The New Oxford Companion to Law in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Law.

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