By William David Myers
On the dinner party of St. Michael, September 1659, a thirteen-year-old peasant lady left her family’s rural domestic to paintings as a maid within the within sight urban of Braunschweig. simply years later, Grethe Schmidt came upon herself imprisoned and accused of murdering her bastard baby, even supposing the actual fact of her being pregnant was once inconclusive and no infant’s physique used to be came across to justify the critical measures used opposed to her. the story spiraled outward to set a safeguard legal professional and felony theorist opposed to strong urban magistrates after which upward to a criminal contest among that urban and its overlord, the Duchy of Brunswick, with the city’s independence and historic liberties striking within the balance.
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Death and a Maiden: Infanticide and the Tragical History of Grethe Schmidt by William David Myers