Cruel Deeds and Dreadful Calamities, Hackney

Delve into the history of the Victorian publication The Illustrated Police News – the sensational tabloid of its time. Linda Stratman, a British author specialising in historical true crime, will go into gory detail with gruesome pictures and melodramatic headlines. The paper published a blow-by-blow account of Jack The Ripper’s murders and ran headlines such as: “Boys Murder Their Mother” and “Horrible Discovery Of Human Remains At Rainham”. Decide for yourself if it’s any worse than red tops today.

Wed, Sept, 12. 7pm
11 Mare Street, E8 4RP
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