You’ll be shocked how this Universalist was tied to famous murders

Or maybe you won’t. The prosecuting attorney in the Lizzy Bordon case was Hosea Morrill Knowlton, a Universalist and the son of a Universalist minister. He also bicycled and was president of the Madrigal Society, which would be a nicer way to be remembered than being associated with, well, you know.

A Portrait of Hosea Knowlton, District Attorney for the Prosecution in the Lizzie Borden Trial” by Denise Noe (The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies)

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