KATE CHERRELL dresses to impress as she tightens her corset and dons her crepe petticoats. Following the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s elaborate performance of grief set the tone for future social conventions. An avid collector of Victorian death and memorial artefacts, Kate delivers illustrated talks giving a broad introduction to the wonderful and weird world of Victorian mourning.
MIKE COVELL – Robert D’Onston Stephenson was a traveller, student of black magic and, according to some, the real Jack the Ripper. Or was he? Hull-based historian Mike Covell, expert on the paranormal and the Ripper, weaves the history of Stephenson (whose family hailed from Lincolnshire) with the Victorians’ fascination with all things psychic, exposing the real man behind THE BLACK MAGIC MYTH.
LEE JACKSON’s fascination with Victorian social history is unbounded! He is the author of fiction and non-fiction and creator of The Dictionary of Victorian London, a massive compilation of primary sources. PALACES OF PLEASURE examines the Victorians’ invention of and passion for mass entertainment, focusing on the gin palace, music hall, pleasure gardens, dance halls, exhibitions, football and the seaside.
This event is taking place at The Collection, Danes Terrace.
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