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Funzing Talks | The Kray Twins - A Violent History

Funzing Talks | The Kray Twins - A Violent History

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  •  19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Suitable for: Adults
Paul is a Criminologist & retired Hampshire Police Commander with over 30 years experience, including a secondment to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, plus has researched ... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

The Kray twins - Image constructed through violence.

What more can possibly be said about these famous brothers? Films, documentaries and countless books have been published by academics, journalists and people who knew them personally. This presentation though is not simply a re-telling of the story but a look at it from a different perspective.

Paul Stickler examines some of the key events through the prism of factors which were arguably beyond the twins’ control. Deteriorating mental health was a pivotal contributor to their behaviour and this, coupled with the issue of homosexuality - at that time still outlawed in Britain - provided a dangerous mix and gave the brothers the perfect environment for their criminal activity. Add to this another layer, police corruption, and the scene is set.

Paul is a crime historian and criminologist with 30 years police experience including a secondment to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and researches British murder investigations in the early to mid twentieth century. His book, ‘The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes: At Mrs Ridgley’s Corner’ is an examination of a Hertfordshire murder in 1919 in the context of the law and police procedures at the time. Other research has led to the recent BBC programme, The Porthole Mystery, a murder in 1947 committed on the high seas.

You will find this talk entertaining, engaging and often controversial.

Venue: Beach Blanket Babylon, Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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