Jack Sheppard Escapes! The Visual History of an English Rogue

Jack Sheppard Escapes!  The Visual History of an English Rogue

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 17th Sep 2020

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Repeat prison-breaker Jack Sheppard was hanged at the age of 22 in 1724, it was said that 200,000 Londoners turned out to see the rogue.

When the burglar and repeat prison-breaker Jack Sheppard was hanged at the age of 22 in 1724 it was said that 200,000 Londoners turned out to see the rogue. So phenomenally popular were his escapades that his portrait was drawn by the King’s painter who visited him in Newgate Prison and other images and stories were already being published as he breathed his last at Tyburn. But his legend lived on in plays, novels, paintings, book illustrations, comics and films. Join our Principal Librarian Dr Peter Ross for another chance to hear Jack Sheppard’s extraordinary story.

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2020-09-17 2020-09-17 Europe/London Jack Sheppard Escapes! The Visual History of an English Rogue Repeat prison-breaker Jack Sheppard was hanged at the age of 22 in 1724, it was said that 200,000 Londoners turned out to see the rogue. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/09/17/jack-sheppard-escapes-the-visual-history-of-an-english-rogue-241929 ,,,

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