She poisoned 21 people including her own mother, children and husbands. So why has no-one heard of Britain's FIRST serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton?

She poisoned 21 people including her own mother, children and husbands. So why has no-one heard of Britain's FIRST serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton?

Not only did this English serial killer murder her own children, she killed up to 21 people, mainly by arsenic poisoning. She was eventually hanged.

How murderer Mary Ann Cotton was depicted in Victorian times

Grisly crimes of the Dark Angel Victorian serial killer who claimed 21 lives

Mary Ann Cotton was hanged in 1873 and her story has inspired new series starring Joanne Froggatt

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

Mary Ann Cotton was an English murderer, convicted and hanged for killing three of her four husbands, apparently in order to collect on their insurance policies. She may have had as many as 21 victims, including eleven of her thirteen children

Mary Ann Cotton was an English murderer, convicted and hanged for killing three of her four husbands, apparently in order to collect on their insurance policies. She may have had as many as 21 victims, including eleven of her thirteen children

Black and White Mary Quant daisy printed Cotton by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman, 13.80 per metre. Maybe for a skirt

Black and White Mary Quant daisy printed Cotton by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman, per metre. Maybe for a skirt

Twisted tale: Mary Ann Cotton killed over 20 adults and children before she was hanged in 1873

Joanne Froggatt beams on Dark Angel set as murderer Mary Ann Cotton

Twisted tale: Mary Ann Cotton killed over 20 adults and children before she was hanged in 1873

Remarkable story of Mary Ann. Dark Angel.

Dark Angel A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.

My first ever podcast with the lovely @mirandasnotebook is now live over on the Tea and Tattle podcast site. We talk about my capsule wardrobe (e-course is still available over on my site) and Instagram. So if you want to hear about that and hear how much I sound like Joanne Froggatt when she plays Mary Ann Cotton then please go and check it out.

My first ever podcast with the lovely @mirandasnotebook is now live over on the Tea and Tattle podcast site. We talk about my capsule wardrobe (e-course is still available over on my site) and Instagram. So if you want to hear about that and hear how much I sound like Joanne Froggatt when she plays Mary Ann Cotton then please go and check it out.

Impressive wardrobe: It appears no expense has been spared on the hotly-anticipated drama, based on Professor David Wilson's book 'Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer'

Joanne Froggatt beams on Dark Angel set as murderer Mary Ann Cotton

Joanne Froggatt is about to take on a far more sinister role, as she brings to life the tale of the Victorian serial murderer and child killer Mary Ann Cotton.

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