Die Dood Van 'n Engelsman: Die Cox-Moorde Van 1856 en Die Vroeë Jare Van Die Oranje-Vrystaat.
(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1982) 0798113103. . 8vo; original purple boards; dustwrapper; pp. 113, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper a little sunned on spine panel. Very good condition. 'Die teregstelling van die Engelsman Charles Leo Cox deur die Vrystaatse Regering in 1856 vanwee die moord op sy vrou en kinders het dwarsdeur Suid-Afrika 'n sensasie veroorsaak. Aan die hand van die dokumentasie oor hierdie opspraakwekkende saak wat bewaar gebly het, het Karel Schoeman die lewe en dood van Cox gerekonstrueer, en daarmee op lewendige en leesbare wyse aan die vroeë jare van die Vrystaatse geskiedenis gestalte gegee.' 'Cox, Charles Leo (London, Eng, 13.12.1815 (?) - Bloemfontein, 1.11.1856) was executed as a murderer. Nothing is known about his early life, except that he came of a good family. A cousin of his was the wife of Sir Henry Barkly, later High Commissioner and Governor at the Cape. […] On 20.1.1853 Cox married the sixteen-year-old Maria Magdalena Bouwer, […]. The marriage was, however, not happy and it was said that Cox drank and maltreated his wife. Therefore when she and her children died under suspicious circumstances (26.4.1856) he was immediately arrested. He was charged with having murdered his family by strangling his wife and poisoning and suffocating his children, but to the day of his death, he maintained that he was innocent. He stated that his wife had first poisoned her children and then herself with strychnine.' (DSAB, Vol. V, p. 155)..
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Mots-clés: Murder. Crime. Scandal. South Africa. Orange .