Old Blood

Monstrous Strange: Lydia Broadnax, Michael Brown & George Wythe

September 19, 2022 Old Blood Season 2 Episode 29
Old Blood
Monstrous Strange: Lydia Broadnax, Michael Brown & George Wythe
Show Notes

In 1806, a founding father of the newly created United States was murdered. This episode is the story of a botched murder investigation, the fight for freedom, and a murderer’s forgotten victims.


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Chadwick, Bruce. I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation. (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009).

Crawford, Alan Pell. “A House Called Bizarre.” The Washington Post.https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/travel/2000/11/26/a-house-called-bizarre/4ea73982-5c3c-4599-9086-ea209464a666/ 26 November 2000.

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Hemphill, Edwin. "Examinations of George Wythe Swinney for Forgery and Murder: A Documentary Essay," The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series 12, no. 4 (October 1955): 551–562.

“Lydia Broadnax.” Slavery and Remembrance: Colonial Williamsburg. https://slaveryandremembrance.org/people/person/?id=PP040

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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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