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What did the Georgians ever do for us? In the Shadow of the Noose

 

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In the Shadow of the Noose: Crime & Punishment in Georgian England – Stuart Orme

Crime in the Georgian period has a romantic image – dashing highwaymen and stories of derring-do. But what was the reality of crime in this period? Explore the truth behind the myths of notorious criminals including Dick Turpin, as well as the summary trials and brutal executions when justice was ruled by the ‘Bloody Code’.

In the Shadow of the Noose: Crime & Punishment in Georgian England
Speaker: Stuart Orme
18 February, 7:30pm

Crime in the Georgian period has a romantic image – dashing highwaymen and stories of derring-do. But what was the reality of crime in this period? This talk will look at the truth behind the myths with the real story behind Dick Turpin, Jack Sheppard and other notorious criminals of the age, as well as the summary trials and brutal executions when justice was ruled by the ‘Bloody Code’.

Georgian Splendour to Regency elegance: changing fashions in the time of Jane Austen
Speaker: Izabela Pitcher
25 February, 7:30pm

Delicate lace and extravagant wigs – Georgian fashion could be sumptuous! Discover how the dress styles, undergarments and accessories changed throughout the era. Plus get up close with replica costume.

‘Capability’ Brown and the Gift of Landscape
Speaker: Steffie Shields
3 March, 7:30pm

2016 marks 300 years since the birth of ‘Capability’ Brown. Discover the life and work of this extraordinary Georgian garden designer – his natural style of landscape creation and his architecture – as well as his local work.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Peterborough Museum
Telephone
E-mail
museum@vivacity-peterborough.com
Website
www.vivacity-peterborough.com/.../peterborough-museum

Where to go

Address
Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Museum
Priestgate
Peterborough
Postcode
PE1 1LF
Get directions to PE1 1LF

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 Adults per day
£4 Concessions per day
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