Between them, the three men in the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty executed over 800
Pierrepoint: A Family Of Executioners
Between them, the three men in the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty executed over 800 people during a career spanning more than half a century. Henry, his brother Thomas, and his son Albert, dispatched some of the most infamous criminals of the 19th and 20th century, and in the process earned a public notoriety that followed them throughout their eventful lives. Pierrepoint: A Family of Executioners recounts the intriguing stories of the three men and the effect that their macabre occupation had on their personal lives. With revealing insights into the intense rivalry between fellow executioners, new light is shed on the menancing world of years gone by.