London audiences venturing across Waterloo Bridge in May 1818 to the brand new Royal Coburg Theatre (later the Old Vic) were thrilled by a melodrama based on a shocking murder prosecution that had recently failed in the Court of King’s Bench. Naomi Clifford, whose latest book is The Murder of Mary Ashford, talks about a case that gripped and appalled the country and led to a change in English murder law.
Admission free. Refreshments are available.
This talk is part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival. Please note that this replaces the originally scheduled talk on Samuel Johnson and the darker side of 18th century Lambeth.