Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Tyburn

The Story of London's Gallows

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During its 600 year history 50,000 sould were executed on the gallows at Tyburn somewhere near where Oxford Street meets the Edgware Road. Many thousands of victims remain buried nearby in anonymous graves. Many of the condemned made their final journey from Newgate Prison three miles distant. The condemned travelled in a cart seated on his or her coffin, stopping frequently for refreshments. Sometimes the condemned survived hanging. What was it like to be hanged? This book examines contemporary accounts. Most of those executed at Tyburn were from London's underclass. An exception was Earl Ferrers on 5 May 1760 who wore the same white suit with silver trimmings that he had worn at his wedding. He travelled from the Tower to Tyburn in his own carriage but the crowds were so thick that the journey took nearly three hours. In addition to Tyburn, this book identifies a number of london's lesser known places of execution such as Shepherds Bush Green, Cricklewood, Hampstead Heath and the City of London.

Book ISBN 9781445606460

Book Format Hardback

pages 150 pages

Publication Date 13 Dec 2012

Height 156

Width 234

Illustrations 60

Regular Price: £16.99

Special Price: £8.49

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