My next project

 A new book about the wickedness of Dr Warder ...

My new talk is about a 19th century doctor, Alfred Warder, who was accused of murdering his wife in Brighton. The story turned out to be so fascinating and complex that I'm thinking of writing a new book about it. As with Dr Gramshaw, the online National Newspaper Archive has been a fantastic source of information and coverage about this story, and the background to it. 

I've learned a lot about jurisprudence, pharmacology and the London medical scene, by way of the Courts of Chancery and some German universities! I also discovered that Dr Warder did not have just one wife, nor just one bout of wickedness ... 

 

The Wicked Dr Warder

A tale drawn from my book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' ...

Whilst researching the story of Dr Gramshaw, I discovered another medic of ill-repute in Dr Alfred William Warder. When his wife died in Brighton in 1866, her doctor refused to sign the death certificate and an inquest was held. Only after that inquiry concluded was the full extent of the wickedness of Dr Warder revealed ... 

This is another of my talks which you can find and book on SpeakerNet ...

 

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