'A disgrace to the neighbourhood' or 'A greatly wronged woman'? Sexual violation and criminal lunacy: the personal experience of Elizabeth Platts, 1881-1885

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    Alison Pedley probes the experiences of one
    Derbyshire woman, Elizabeth Platts. The complexities
    of this case, which included trial and imprisonment for
    a savage attack perpetrated following a sexual assault;
    alcohol abuse and mental health issues; and rehabilitation
    in Broadmoor, reveal a host of conflicting cultural and
    social attitudes that faced English women at this time as
    well as how they fared within the criminal justice system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)14
    Number of pages23
    JournalWomens History Today
    Issue numberSummer 2022
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2022

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