Thursday, 9th July 1857: the atmosphere outside the High Court in Edinburgh is charged to fever pitch as the crowd awaits the verdict at the end of the sensational trial. She has always been thought guilty of the crime, despite lack of enough evidence to convict her. This work aims to prove her innocence and rewrites this murder trial.
Jimmy Powdrell Campbell is a historian, composer and web designer, and researched the Madeleine Smith trial for a musical which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has researched several other areas of Scottish history, and has participated in BBC documentaries and contributed to various radio and TV programmes. He lives in Glasgow.