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Jack Sheppard: the Surprising Life, Crimes and Escapes of an 18th Century Criminal

Free Lunchtime lecture by Dr Peter Ross

"I am the Sheppard, and all the Gaolers in the Town are my Flock, and I cannot stir into the Country but they are all at my Heels Baughing after me."
A free lunchtime talk at Shoe Lane Library. Dr Peter Ross narrates the extraordinary life of housebreaker, thief and highwayman "Gentleman" Jack Sheppard, who through his numerous and astounding escapes from Newgate and other prisons became the idol of the London Mob in the 1720's. His grisly end on the gallows at Tyburn was only the start of a legend that has been reinvented and retold in popular culture across nearly three centuries.
Free, no need to book, no ticket required. Seating capacity 50 plus standing room, please arrive a little early to secure a seat.


Dr Peter Ross | talks


Date and Time:

19 January 2010 at 12:30 pm


1 hour



Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street
020 75837178

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Available from:

No need to book. Seating capacity 50 for each talk plus standing room. We suggest arriving a little early to secure a seat.

Additional Information:

Nearest Public Transport: Chancery Lane Tube (Central Line) or City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill). Buses - Fleet Street or Farringdon Road.

Contact: 020 7583 7178 or shoelane@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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