English hangman who executed between 435 and 600 people in a 25-year career that ended in 1956.
English executioner from November 1883 to March 1884.
The Bloody Code is a name given to the system of crimes and punishments in force in England during the 18th and early 19th centuries that resulted in the death penalty for offences that would today be considered minor.
Act of Parliament that put an end to public executions for murder in the United Kingdom.
Catherine Hayes née Hall (1690–1726), was the last woman in England to be executed by being burned alive.
The last woman in England to have been sentenced to be burnt at the stake.
Law passed in 1401 during the reign of King Henry IV, allowing heretics to be burned alive.
Early guillotine, or decapitating machine, used in the town of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. It was probably installed during the 16th century as an alternative to beheading by axe or sword.
Statutory penalty in England from 1352 for men convicted of high treason.
William Calcraft (11 October 1800 – 13 December 1879) was a 19th-century English hangman, one of the most prolific of British executioners.