Tag: Executions

Hangman

England’s 5 Most Lethal Hangmen

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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!
The Hand of Glory in the Whitby Museum - the only one thought to exist.

What is a Hand of Glory?

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MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals the sinister mummified hand known as the Hand of Glory...
National Justice Museum

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

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DARREN SARSFIELD reveals the strange forces going on during a paranormal investigation at Nottingham Justice Museum
Janet Horne, burning witches

Janet Horne, The Burning of the Last Witch in Scotland

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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

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 A Word

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

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

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

England’s 5 Bloodiest Royal Executions

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

Oxford Martyrs Memorial recalls a fiery past

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

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Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...