The Story Of Mary Morgan


In 1972 Jen Green found a gravestone and became a writer. From then on, she was obsessed with the death and life of a 17-year-old servant girl hanged in 1805 for the murder of her bastard child. There was no escape from the historical web that the myth, hearsay and fact weaved around her and the great change it brought about as she approached the middle years of her life. She took on the pain of a town which had carried a secret for almost 200 years; a town that was divided in its loyalties to the dead girl. It would have been so easy for Jen Green to give up the search for the truth but the possibilities of a gross miscarriage justice, albeit in the last century, confirmed her beliefs in fair play for all, regardless of class. Described in She Magazine as “A haunting story which feminists have adopted as a metaphor for the guilt imposed upon women for the crimes of men”, Jen Green’s vivid and gripping talk takes her audience with her as she journeys through history in her long search for the truth.

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