Events for Wednesday 30th March 2022

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Birth of Albert Pierrepoint

30th March 1905

Albert Pierrepoint is the most famous member of the family which provided three of the United Kingdom's official hangmen in the first half of the 20th century. He was Britain’s most prolific executioner, carrying out up to 600 executions between 1932 and 1956, which included 202 German war criminals and numerous infamous public figures such as Derek Bentley, John George Haigh, Timothy John Evans and Ruth Ellis.

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Britain's Most Notorious Hangmen
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From the dark centuries of the Middle Ages to the 1960s in Britain, the criminal law executed felons and someone had to hang them. Britain has always been a land of gallows, and every town had its hanging post and… Read more...

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