The New Newgate Calendar

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On this date in 1624, Coimbra University theologian Antonio Homem was burned at the stake in a Lisbon auto de fe. Homem came from a “neo-Christian”... read more »
May 4, 1471 was the date of one of England’s most pivotal battles, Tewkesbury. Tewkesbury was the last great victory in the War of the Roses for... read more »
From the Newgate Calendar: These cruel women were born at Philips Norton, in Somersetshire. The mother was distinguished from her childhood by the cruelty... read more »
On this date in 1923, the only woman ever executed in Alberta’s history was hanged at Fort Saskatchewan. Alberta had introduced alcohol prohibition... read more »
Despite attempts by alienists such as Conolly, Maudsley, Laycock and Winslow, the gap between medical discourse and the prevailing legal minds remained... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1945 in Berlin, a German woman named Charlotte Rebhun was executed... read more »