The story of Florence Maybrick’s murder trial, conviction, and release, captivated her supporters and critics on both sides of the audience throughout her fifteen-year saga. American-born Florence and her cotton-broker husband charmed Liverpool society, but their marriage was not as problem-free as it appeared. Florence was accused of poisoning her husband, James Maybrick, who was 23 years her senior. After his sudden death, stories of mutual infidelities, betrayal and murder ran rampant.
Florence’s life began in Mobile, Alabama, as she was born to Carrie E Holbrook-Chandler and William George Chandler, a banker.