Celebrating City Women | Elizabeth Canning

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The Mystery of Elizabeth Canning

On New Year’s Day in 1753 a young City of London maidservant went missing. She’d been visiting her uncle and aunt on the other side of the city and although her family instituted a search the  young woman had disappeared without a trace and they feared the worst.Elizabeth reappeared suddenly on 29 January 29th with a remarkable story to tell. Discover Elizabeth's story, and why it became sensational news.