Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/8/2011

When suicide was illegal

Up until 50 years ago suicide was a crime in England and Wales. But why were people prosecuted for attempted “self-murder” and how did things change? When police found Lionel Henry Churchill with a bullet wound in his forehead next to the partly-decomposed body of his wife it is hard to imagine the emotional turmoil he must have been in. for more click here

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