Shropshire Routes to Roots
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1. The trial opens
Did John Mapp kill Catherine Lewis?
The year is 1867. Five miles south of Shrewsbury is a small village called Longden. It is a quiet farming village where nothing particularly unusual happens.
Then, three days before Christmas Day in 1867, a young girl who lived there was murdered. She was just nine years old. Suspicion fell on a man called John Mapp. On 24th of December he was arrested. He has been in prison for the last three months, waiting for his trial to start. Now it has begun.
Questions to answer
To decide whether John Mapp is guilty, you will need to answer the following questions:
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