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Doomed to hang because she refused to betray her lover - and insisted on staying a 'tarty' blonde

The lover and his killer: Ruth Ellis poses with the man she loved and later killed, David Blakely, a crime for which she was hanged in 1955

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Doomed to hang because she refused to betray her lover - and insisted on staying a 'tarty' blonde

Ruth Ellis was betrayed and abused by all men in her life: Her father tried to rape her, her first fiance turned out to be married, her husband beat her and David Blakely - the man she killed - repeatedly physically abused her

A Uraeus, which is a stylized, upright form of an Egyptian cobra, represents the deity Wadjet, who loved Horus during his infancy. This deity protects the Pharoh.

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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.

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Ruth Ellis | Photos 2 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Holloway Prison & the execution of Ruth Ellis 1955 | Flickr

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Night club hostess Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be hanged in Britain for the murder of her lover David Blakely, on this day 13th July 1955 (pictured)

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Ruth Ellis & her lover David

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Ruth Ellis inspires the new play The Thrill of Love at the St James Theatre. Read our review: http://www.arbuturian.com/2013/the-thrill-of-love

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EXECUTION OF RUTH ELLIS - 18/07/1955 - YouTube

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