A highlight from James Hackman Pt. 1

Crimes of Passion


Due to the graphic nature of these crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of violence suicidal. Id -ation and murder that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen as a curtains closed in the covent garden theatre. Martha raye rushed out of her box seats with her friend. Katharina galley april ninth. Seventeen seventy nine was an unseasonably warm day in london and both women were looking forward to leaving the stuffy building for some fresh air. Martha and katharina made their way onto the chaotic streets. Along with hundreds of other patrons they looked for their carriage but he was nowhere in sight with each passing second. Martha grew more anxious. A young priest was courting her and even after she'd rejected him multiple times. He refused to take no for an answer. He seemed to be following. Her everywhere. And martha was worried. He would find her if she stayed out too long. She needed to return home and clear her head. She did her best not to panic as she waited for the coach when it finally arrived katharina climbed up to take her seat. I martha was just moments away from escaping the crowd but as she stepped forward she felt a sharp tug on the back of her dress. She turned around instinctively. Coming face to face with the glinting barrel of a pistol i. i'm leaning hops. And this is crimes of passion a spotify original from podcast in the legal definition a crime of passion is violent crime that occurs in the throes of extreme emotion leaving no time to reflect on the consequences but in this show we explore how relationships sometimes lead us to criminal activity. How does a husband and wife become killer and victim or killer and co-conspirator if there's a thin line between love and hate what manipulates relationships into deadly results. You can find episodes of crimes of passion and all other spotify originals from podcast for free on spotify or wherever. You listen to podcasts. This week we'll travel to eighteenth century. England to explore the love triangle between martha raye james hackman and john. Montagu the fourth earl of sandwich. We'll discuss martha's unlikely involvement with the earl and how james developed a toxic fixation on her next week. We'll talk about how james's obsession turned deadly the fallout after the crime and the infamous argument. He used to defend himself in court. We have all that and more coming up. Stay with us. This episode is brought to you by clorox. Compostable cleaning wipes. Let's keep it simple. Clorox compostable cleaning whites wipe up dirt then turned back to dirt they clean without harsh chemicals and fumes and are made with plant based cloth making them perfect for home. Composting learn more at clorox. 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You get to choose when to get deliveries in which wines you'll receive all up to sixty percent of market price get started at naked wise dot com slash spotify. Martha ray wasn't born in the lab of luxury. Her father was a simple corset maker. While her mother worked as a nobleman servant it was a middle class lifestyle and martha was content to follow in her parents footsteps around the age of twelve. She was sent to apprentice as a dressmaker. Though it was tedious work. She loved fashion and working with fabrics. She dedicated herself to sewing garments. And trimming hems never imagining she would live the lavish lifestyle of her wealthy clients but all that changed in seventeen sixty one when a chance encounter with nobility transformed her life forever. Taking stroll in saint james park in westminster sixteen year old martha raye relish the nice spring weather. The sun was finally shining after a long dreary winter. The birds were singing and she felt the wind her hair. She was proud to be wearing a dress that she made herself walking. Slowly down the cobblestone path. She twirled her skirt and smiled though she thought she was alone. Martha wasn't the only one in the park. That day as she wandered through the trees she copy. I four year old. John montagu the fourth earl of sandwich. He was immediately charmed by her beauty and her carefree attitude. Despite the twenty eight year age gap between the earl decided at that very moment to make martha his mistress. He was a man used to getting exactly what he wanted. Though he was already married his wife suffered from mental health issues and the earl was an infamous womanizer. Speaking with martha. He enlisted the help of her father. Joe bray to iron out an official agreement. Joe was reportedly delighted that such a prestigious gentlemen had taken a liking to his daughter in fact he leader said it was the luckiest thing that could have happened. Martha raye was not as thrilled despite her modest education. She was no fool if she was going to agree to a relationship with the earl it would be on her terms. Her demands were simple if she became the earls mistress. He would have to treat her as if she were genuine nobility. She insisted that she be granted. The same level of respect as lady sandwich herself to martha the relationship was purely a practical arrangement. She was certainly not in love with the earl. Not only was. He nearly thirty years older than her. He was exceedingly unattractive. She knew that living as his mistress would come with its challenges but she couldn't up the opportunity to rise above her station and live the life of a real lady. The earl of sandwich has since become well known as the inventor of the sandwich but at the time he was notable for other reasons he had command of the british royal navy as the first lord of the admiralty and wielded considerable political power in england. He was influential enough

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