The Murder That Rocked Georgian Liverpool A non-fiction book by Glenn Chandler The true story of a Scot from Wigtownshire who became a slave trader in Liverpool and was tried for murder. Set in the early years of the 19th century, it is the story of Charles Angus, a man who aspired to be a successful Liverpool merchant. Indeed, he appeared to have everything - a young wife, three healthy children, a plantation in Jamaica and a respectable income. When his wife Maria died of consumption at the age of 21, her half-sister Margaret Burns took over the care of the children in the capacity of governess. But Miss Burns was looking after far more than his domestic concerns. Drawing on archive material from Charles Angus's living descendants, this story of an unsolved murder case should also appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of Liverpool and the slave trade.