Extraordinary Stories of Britain
Jack Sheppard - The Most Famous Man in Britain
Thee hundred years ago, Jack Sheppard was the most famous man in the country. Britain’s first celebrity was not a royal, an actor, or aristocrat - but a petty thief. This podcast tells the story of how an East End chancer became so famous, that a third of London’s population took to the streets to see if he could cheat the noose.
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