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Curious connections…capital punishment and public opinion

Our Curious connections… series invites historians and other experts to explore 21st-century issues, from spying to prison design, through the Tower of London’s past.


The Tower of London is one of the world’s most infamous execution sites, though surprisingly few prisoners were executed within the Tower walls. Many of these were high-profile, political cases including Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, and eleven spies who were killed at the start of the First World War. They all sparked public opinion, outcry, and, in some cases, support.

Though it can be tempting to think of capital punishment as a historic issue, there are few topics as relevant, controversial and heated in world media, politics and living rooms today. Join journalists, historians and psychologists in conversation about capital punishment from the Tower of London’s history to the 21st century.

At the Tower of London, we’re aware of how we talk about sensitive aspects of our past and that we’re part of world history which still resonates today. Our Curious connections… series invites historians and other experts to explore 21st-century issues, from spying to prison design, through the Tower of London’s past.


Speaker(s):

Sally Dixon-Smith | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 November 2015 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Tower of London
London Wall
London
EC3N 4AB
0844 482 7777
http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/WhatsOn/talksanddebates
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Organised by:

Historic Royal Palaces
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Tickets:

£10

Available from:

www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/WhatsOn/talksanddebates

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