John Lee ‘Movie Legend’

In the 1920’s picture houses throughout the UK were packed nightly whilst showing the silent film of John Lee’s life. ‘The Man They Couldn’t Hang’ was an over dramatised, over-long kind of documentary displaying Lee’s side of events in his life. It featured his career in the Royal Navy, his life with Emma Keyse, events … Read more…

John Lee’s Marriage – 1909

John Lee was a respected much admired Edwardian celebrity by the time he was released from prison. Now squeaky clean in the eyes of the general public. He had been dating various women in and around mid-Devon. But it was the Newton Abbot Workhouse nurse, Jessie Bulled, who was to be his love and wife. … Read more…