A Family Story of Slander & Suicide From The 19th Century

Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash

When the body of 27-year-old Ann Howls was pulled from a river in the British town of Hereford, the exact circumstances of her death were far from clear.

It was the winter of 1844. The body was discovered by a local man and later brought to an inn near the river, as the…

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