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The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper

September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Though they never met, five women – Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane – are bound together in history and fate. All brutally murdered in 1888, their killer was never officially identified. But the character created by the press in the absence of conviction – ‘Jack the Ripper’ – has long overshadowed any of the victims. Author Hallie Rubenhold will discuss her fascinating new research, alongside a display of original documents which reflect womens’ lives, the context of their murders and late 19th-century Whitechapel.

Friends of The National Archives receive a 20% discount for this event – (one discount ticket per Friend)


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