The Executioner’s Bible

The Executioner’s Bible

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It is little over forty years since the gallows was last used in Great Britain, and the secrets behind the men who pulled the lever and dropped

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It is little over forty years since the gallows was last used in Great Britain, and the secrets behind the men who pulled the lever and dropped the condemned to their deaths are to this day shrouded in mystery. Despite often being unassuming and quiet professionals, men like Albert Pierrepoint and William Billington made a name for themselves in a world hungry for salacious and gruesome news. Read about the bungling hangmen sacked for incompetence; drunken executioners dismissed for brawling; one hangman driven to suicide and another who ‘got out just in time’, to the last men to pull the lever at the height of the swinging sixties. The Executioner’s Bible tells their fascinating, sometimes repugnant, always enthralling story.

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