While visiting the US, a stop at the infamous Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts, was an absolute must!
I’ve wanted to go and explore the house ever since I watched an old true crime doco on the still unsolved case, and heard the gruesome schoolyard rhyme (most likely on an 80s US TV show) …
Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks,
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one
Ahh, but did she? Or did she have help? Or was she innocent, and became caught up the hysteria of the brutal murders which claimed the lives of her father, and stepmother?
It all unfolded on the morning of August 4, 1892. Between 9am and 11:10am, Abby and Andrew Borden were the victims of violent axe murders that are thought to have been perpetrated by Andrew’s 32-year-old daughter, Lizzie. Her stepmother, Abby, was hit 18 times, and Andrew was hit 11.