Tag: Executions

England’s 5 Most Lethal Hangmen

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Hangman
Hangmen dished out the ultimate punishment for centuries in England, CHRISTINE MILLER profiles that most prolific

How Half Hangit’ Margaret Dickson Survived The Hangman’s Noose!

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Margaret Dickson was hanged for killing her baby, but survived to tell about it. TACE DORRIS reveals the strange tale of ‘Half Hangit’ Maggie!

What is a Hand of Glory?

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The Hand of Glory in the Whitby Museum - the only one thought to exist.
MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals the sinister mummified hand known as the Hand of Glory...

Nottingham’s National Justice Museum, a perfect setting for a ghost hunt

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National Justice Museum
DARREN SARSFIELD reveals the strange forces going on during a paranormal investigation at Nottingham Justice Museum

Janet Horne, The Burning of the Last Witch in Scotland

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Janet Horne, burning witches
Janet Horne was the last witch to be executed in Scotland, KATHLEEN BRUNO looks into the facts of the case

5 Strangest Ireland Executions

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CHRIS RUSH takes a look at five of the strangest Ireland executions

Edward Pritchard, the Poisoning Philanderer

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Edward Pritchard
Edward Pritchard was the last person to be publicly hanged in Scotland, MJ STEEL COLLINS tells his story...

Allan Mair, The Ghost of Stirling Tolbooth

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Stirling Tolbooth
MJ STEEL COLLINS says the ghost of Allan Muir still lurks on the site of the Stirling Tollbooth

Winter’s Gibbet: Northumberland’s Strange Monument to a Murder

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Winter's Gibbet is the bizarre remnant of a Northumberland murder from long ago, LEE D. MUNRO says

Gibbeted: The last live gibbeting in England

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ELLIOT DAVIES recounts the torturous tale of the last live gibbeting in England

The Execution of Dr Crippen – He Swung Into Eternity Without...

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Today in 1910 in Pentonville Prison in London, the infamous Dr Crippen was hanged. ANDREW GARVEY reports

St Alban’s eye-popping execution: The gory death of Britain’s first saint

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St Albans Execution
JACOBS MILNESTEIN looks at the execution of Britain's first Christian martyr, St Alban, which was literally an eye-popping event!

England’s 5 Bloodiest Royal Executions

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Royal executions
STEWART KING celebrates Her Majesty's 60 years on the throne by listing his Top 5 Royal Executions

Oxford Martyrs Memorial recalls a fiery past

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Oxford Martyrs Memorial
The Oxford Martyrs Memorial recalls one of the darkest and bloodiest chapters in British history, DAVID SAUNDERSON says

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Herne the Hunter: The Spirit of Windsor Forest

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What makes a great ghost hunt location?

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DAVID SAUNDERSON lists five ways to recognise a great ghost hunt location to explore the supernatural!