Episode 87 - Ruth Ellis: The Last Woman to be Hanged in Britain

"Six revolver shots shattered the Easter Sunday calm of Hampstead, and a beautiful platinum blonde stood with her back to the wall. In her hand was a revolver." These were the headlines that the hit the nation after Ruth Ellis, a young, welsh-born hostess shot and killed her lover - David Blakely - in broad daylight. The pair had had a violent and tumultuous affair, and there was no doubt that it had been Ruth who had pulled the trigger, but had another one of her lovers primed her to kill? Join the girls this week as they delve into the story of the last woman to be executed in the UK, and understand why her story captured the public imagination like nothing before.


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