[Newspaper Article Lucky-Dip Contents]
It might be an idea, if you’re particularly sensitive to distressing information and details to have a look under each video to see what will be discussed prior to hitting the play button.
We had 3 articles in this episode. All with some relation to marriage by pure coincidence.
– We had a marriage between a lass and her uncle’s executioner.
– A wedding between a couple both on the verge of their centenaries.
– The last was a lass spared judicial punishment on the oath of a sailor, a stranger to her, offering to marry her & make her his responsibility.
3 episodes related in this episode.
– We had the story of Helen Oliver who lived as her brother John until found out & convinced into resuming life as a woman. (This story was relayed in our Gender-Fluidity in Scottish History episode.)
– Then an article on Table Turning in relation to contacting the dead.
– Finally, we had the murder of a gentleman, with his murderer having been found decapitated on the nearby railway line. [Trigger warning likely required for this one.]
4 articles in this episode.
– Wife absconds with house contents after leaving husband at a friends’. He went on to take his own life. [Suicide trigger warning for this one.]
– 70 year old lord marries the 35 year old mother to his children in secret.
– A query as to why women should not be viable assets to the workforce in the Royal Mail post offices.
– Finally, we had a runaway horse & cart with a near miss by the driver.
Seemed as though we had a few Hallowe’en appropriate articles for this one.
– Cult leader’s body found preserved in follower’s home on his death.
– John Coulter dies only for it to be discovered he was a woman all along.
– Woman almost buried alive. (Unfortunately a super common occurrence.)
– To finish, we had a ghost story from Westmorland.
For this episode we had 4 stories from 3 sources, with 2 being of pretty much the same line as each other.
– Gold miner in the USA takes a shortcut down a snowy ravine & almost catches on fire due to the speed of his descent.
– Cat alerts owner to a thief hiding under her bed.
– Woman almost buried alive. (Again.)
– Woman thought to be dead but found the next to day to be actually deceased, though her position had changed, her bindings had been loosened, & her eyes were now open & staring…
4 articles from 4 sources here. We got through them fairly quickly. Only the first article, if any, requires a trigger warning.
– Decapitated, anonymous, body found in shallow grave with head between his legs. (Yorkshire Gazette, 21st February, 1824.)
Put me in mind of This.
– A grenadier, who had been such for 14 years, discovered to be a woman when she gave birth. (Caledonian Mercury, 23rd July, 1724.)
Gender-Fluidity in Scottish History.
– Girl falls asleep with her feet in a basin of hot water, waking 8 hours later, & finds she has lost the use of her feet & legs. (North British Daily Mail, 11th March, 1852.)
– Hen, apparently, lays 2 eggs with raised writing on them, suggesting some kind of religious intervention. (Elgin Courant & Morayshire Advertiser, 29th October, 1858.)
This was the only Similar Occurrence I found.