Charles Peace by Ron Clayton for The Victorian Society.

Tuesday, 7th November 2023

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema


Charles Frederick Peace has been described as Victorian England’s most infamous criminal save Jack the Ripper. His Father was a one legged lion tamer and his Mother the daughter of a naval surgeon.

He was a burglar, murderer, master of disguise and womaniser, who led a double life and whose career made him one of the star exhibits of Madame Tussauds. Charles Peace was an early film subject, written about by the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Wallace, featured in a children’s comic feature and much more besides.

Find out about the many facets of this character of ‘penny dreadfuls’ and see where fact and legend combine in this illustrated talk by Ron Clayton, Sheffield Watcher, local author and character.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the start time is 7.30pm prompt.

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5.

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Showroom 5
The Showroom Cinema
Paternoster Row
S1 2BX