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Crime and Punishment


Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Victorian Leicester was described as "one of the most depraved towns" in 19th century England. In this talk we will hear of local murders and punishments, trials, prisons and executions. What is a gibbet? Why pay for seats at the Turk's Head? Why is Leicester Castle so important in legal history?

Caroline Roberts has been a Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England, especially Leicester, for over 25 years. She is Leicester born and from a family that had ties to the hosiery, leather and tobacco trades in the town from the 19th century. A teacher by training, she has promoted the City to all age groups, (been helped by the discovery of Richard lll and the recent successes of Leicester City!) and is the Guide to the Lord Mayor of Leicester at the Town and City Halls.

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105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3AH

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