The True Story Of The 17th-Century Cosmetician Who Helped More Than 600 Women Murder Their Husbands

It’s suppertime in an Italian household in the late 1650s. A wife has prepared a special bowl of soup for her husband. He, however, is blissfully unaware that it could be his last, thanks to a deadly secret ingredient.

In the 1650s Italy was at the tail-end of the period known as the Renaissance. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, the country experienced a cultural rebirth. It produced some of the world’s greatest art, and embraced science and philosophy.

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