The Prison Cell in it's Light and Shadows

placeholder gifA Reminiscence of the Babbacombe Murder.

In 1918, the Reverend John Pitkin published his memoirs 'The Prison Cell in it's Light and Shadows'. It contained a chapter about John Lee, in which he refuted the prisoner's suggestion that the failure of the scaffold was due to Divine intervention: 'In similiar cases, when criminals try to shift the responsibility of their guilt upon other people's shoulders, they invent very plausible tales ... and, by a determined will, they keep up the deception to the very last. Lee was a person of this sort'.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 127
Date   1895  
Format   photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torquay Directory  
Keywords chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution