The Edwards Mystery: The further adventures of Mrs Leather

After 1879, Miss Edwards appears to have settled down with her family. In 1881, she married Isaiah Leather, a successful veterinary surgeon to become Mrs Leather. However, by the end of the 1890s, she had left him – possibly owing to his increasing alcoholism – to become a stewardess and see the world. In April 1912, she signed on to a new ship: the Titanic…

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The Edwards Mystery: The story of Miss Lizzie Pickford

Any hopes that the her family had of maintaining the idea that Miss Edwards left Liverpool against her will were dashed when Lizzie Pickford, the woman with whom she stayed in London, gave an extensive interview. Describing what the two women did together, her tale leaves several unanswered questions. Because Lizzie Pickford was an actress. And in Victorian times, that could mean several things. What did Miss Edwards do in London? What were her intentions? And who exactly was Miss Lizzie Pickford?

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