This Day In History: 1763-03-29

In Quebec, Lt Col Roger Morris, Commanding Officer of the 47th Foot (later 1st Loyals), presides over the trial of Marie-Josephte Corriveau, accused of murdering her two husbands. Eventually found guilty, she is hanged and her body gibbeted at a cross-roads in the city. Over the centuries since, many legends, folk-tales, and horror stories, most vastly exaggerated, have grown up around ‘La Corriveau,’ and oral tales are still told about her in many regions of Quebec province. As recently as 2015, she featured on a postage stamp issued by the Canadian postal service