Year: 1996 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society, Newsletter, v.7, (1996), p.46-50 SIEC No: 19960057

Broughton was born in 1883 (family seat in Cheshire on 34,000 acres) & committed suicide in Liverpool having taken 14 injections of Medinal. This article outlines Broughton’s early years, relationships, emigration to Kenya, trial & acquittal for the murder of the lover of his second wife (who was 30 years younger than he), growing depression, & subsequent return to Britain alone. Previous indications of his intent to take his life if things did not work out satisfactorily are also discussed.