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March 4, 2021

S02E02 - Ruth Ellis (The Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)

In this episode of British Murders, I tell the story of Welsh murderer Ruth Ellis.

Ellis was a British escort and nightclub hostess who shot and killed her lover, David Blakely, on April 10th 1955.

She was the last woman to be hanged in the UK, with...


In this episode of British Murders, I tell the story of Welsh murderer Ruth Ellis.

Ellis was a British escort and nightclub hostess who shot and killed her lover, David Blakely, on April 10th 1955.

She was the last woman to be hanged in the UK, with her execution taking place on July 13th 1955.

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

My recording equipment:
Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ellis
http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ruth.html
https://www.historytoday.com/archive/months-past/ruth-ellis-executed
www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/femhang.html
https://www.vintag.es/2020/07/ruth-ellis.html
https://www.historyextra.com/period/20th-century/ruth-ellis-hanging-capital-punishment-death-penalty/
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/12/ruth-ellis-files-bbc-documentary-murder-case-cant-let-go