Saturday 5th June 2021
Dan Smith will be talking about his book, The Peer and the Gangster: A Very British Cover-Up, which tells the story of ‘the scandal that history forgot’. In 1964, the Sunday Mirror was poised to reveal that the police were investigating an improper relationship between the Conservative peer and popular broadcaster, Lord Boothby, and gangster Ronnie Kray. What followed was an extraordinary cover-up that went right to the heart of Downing Street and involving both main political parties, the police, Fleet Street, senior legal figures and MI5. So successful was it that it’s full extent has only started to become apparent since 2015.
2021 Speakers and Events
|June||Daniel Smith||The Peer and the Gangster|
|August||Dr Andrea Nini||A forensic linguistic analysis of the Jack the Ripper letters|
|October||Chris Jones||Motive, Opportunity & Means; did Florence Maybrick commit murder|
|December||Angela Young||Vice, Filth & Tragedy|
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