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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Shadow of the Noose: The Story of Marshall Hall, the Great Defender


ISBN13: 9780140113990
ISBN: 0140113991
Published: February 1989
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £6.00
(Second Hand)
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780670823963



In stock second-hand.

Out of Print

Marshall Hall was a splendid figure known in the late 19th century and the early 20th century, when his fame was at its height, as "the handsomest man in England".

He appeared in most of the great murder trials of his day, invariably leading for the defence in trials like the "Rising Sun" murder, the Seddon poison trial, the "Brides in the Bath" trial and the Fahmi Bey trial, but his huge public success was contrasted with much personal unhappiness.

On the one hand the book provides exciting courtroom drama and on the other, Hall's obsessive love for his first wife, who not only deceived him but died after the illegal abortion of her lover's child.