Like the medieval sale of indulgences, the hangman
often could supplement his income by selling lengths of the actual rope or shavings from the gallows for marketable absolution.
A Dungeon spokesperson quipped: "Our own hangman
will show them the ropes.
Martin Edwards's latest book, Dancing for the Hangman
, which deals with the Crippen case, received rave reviews Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
When Pierrepoint is summoned to postwar Germany to execute Nazi war criminals, however, Shergold's film begins to raise uncomfortable questions about the similarities between England's hangman
and the legions of efficient and meticulous German civil servants who exterminated millions.
Productions focuses on seeking out undiscovered screenwriters and developing a pipeline between emerging talent and the film industry through its screenwriting contest, The Screenplay Shootout.
ECONOMIST and software specialist turned author Shashi Warrier's The Last Hangman
is set in south India, where he grew up.
The books are based on Zimbabwe's efforts to hire a new hangman
after the previous executioner retired in 2004.
DAVID Pritchard's story (You Say, February 15) of the hangman
was really enlightening and interesting.
Eight persons including the jail superintendent, deputy jail superintendent, DG, DIG, magistrate, a doctor, a hangman
and another jail staff were present at the time of his hanging.
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A Bangladeshi television channel has been ordered to stop broadcasting interviews with the country's most famous hangman
over fears that it could frighten children.
We also used to drink in another pub in Hollinwood, Oldham, called Help The Poor Struggler, where the landlord was Albert Pierrepoint, the hangman
Faye Kellerman FAYE Kellerman has amassed a huge and loyal following through her series of books featuring LAPD detective Peter Decker, and it's easy to understand why.