Every word counts

Talk WriteIdea Festival 2019: Hallie Rubenhold The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack

WriteIdea Festival 2019: Hallie Rubenhold The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack

WriteIdea Festival 2019

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles

Synopsis

Hallie Rubenhold
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five is the first full-length biography to explore and contextualise the lives of the five victims of Jack the Ripper. Offering new insights and drawing on previously unseen or unpublished material, its focus is entirely on the women and not on their murderer. A general lack of understanding of how poor, working class women lived in the Victorian era — or how ‘respectable society’ perceived them — has helped establish the view that Jack the Ripper’s victims were ‘just prostitutes’. But historian Hallie Rubenhold’s groundbreaking research proposes that virtually everything we’ve ever come to assume about these five women is largely untrue. As an investigation into these women’s experiences, The Fivetraces the surprising triumphs and heart-breaking difficulties they encountered throughout their lives. In hearing their stories it is impossible for us to ever again see them as something other than daughters, wives, sisters, lovers and mothers, or remember them simply as nameless, faceless victims.

We are delighted to welcome Hallie Rubenhold to Writeidea. Her talk will be chaired by Diane Atkinson, author of Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText. 

Event details

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 7:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

Book now

Venue details

Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road
London
E1 1BU
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council