Ruth Ellis' is an amazing advocate and people should learn more about her legacy.  http://www.ruthelliscenter.org/

She came out as a lesbian around and graduated from Springfield High School in In the she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African Americans.

Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely. On Easter Sunday 1955, Ellis shot Blakely dead outside a public house in Hampstead, and immediately gave herself up to the police. The picture of the attractive blonde murderess remains one of the iconic images of 1950's London.

Ruth Ellis October 1926 – 13 July was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely.

July 13,  1955: RUTH ELLIS, THE LAST WOMAN TO BE EXECUTED IN UK, IS HANGED  -   Britain hangs Ruth Ellis, a 28-year-old former model convicted of killing her boyfriend, David Blakely (Till date, Ellis is the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom).

Ruth Ellis standing next to David Blakely for whose murder she was hanged in

This is Ruth Ellis. She murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

This is Ruth Ellis she murdered her lover, David Blakeney, a racing car driver. She was executed at Holloway (Women's) prison in London. The last woman to be executed in Britain.

Ruth Ellis

congenitaldisease:In Ruth Ellis was convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely, and hanged at Holloway Prison, becoming the last woman to receive the death penalty in Britain.

Ruth Ellis was convicted of the murder of her playboy lover David Blakely

Horrors that haunt Holloway: The stories of its infamous prisoners

In this week’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor George Osborne announced the infamous Holloway Prison for women is to close as part of a prison reform package.

On 13th July 1955, Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely.

On July Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom, after being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely.

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