A Popular Hero

placeholder gif[John Lee]

Although he had been convicted of murder, John Lee was a popular hero when he was released from prison and people were eager to meet him and shake hands with 'The Man They Could Not Hang.'

Lee cashed in on his notoriety by selling signed photographs of himself.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 132
Format   greyscale photograph (of a printed image); 170 mm x 132  
Coverage   Devon. Babbacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Babbacombe.  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords portrait victorian lee