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Yesterday’s post, the 2,922th consecutive day we’ve filled in these implacable annals, completed our eighth revolution around the sun since... read more »
The Roman outlaw-slash-rebel Tiburzio di Maso was executed on this date in 1460, with seven other members of his band. Tiburzio’s father had been... read more »
One of the signal outrages of Bleeding Kansas was avenged with a hanging on this date in 1863. “Bleeding Kansas” was the guerrilla war over... read more »
Coventry: smelly? In 1845, Judge Maule was sent to Coventry – twice. Sir William Henry Maule (1788-1858) was a Cambridge-educated lawyer from Middlesex,... read more »
At some point in the last year, I told myself that I was going to take a conference break. Thankfully, that did not happen and I have been able to present... read more »
Falangist politician Ramiro Ledesma Ramos was executed on this date in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War. Ledesma (English Wikipedia entry | Spanish)... read more »
The first judicial execution of a white man* in the history of the Utah Territory took place on this date in 1859. One Thomas Ferguson earned the distinction... read more »
The ruins of the old convict barracks built from 1834 and occupied from 1836. In July 1832 there were 41 convicts assigned to the Circular Head settlement... read more »
For this just-in-time-for-Halloween wicked stepmother, we are indebted to the highly browsable The Word On The Street, a collection of highlight broadsides... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1761, Richard Parrott, a middle-aged man from Harmondsworth, was... read more »
The French robber Gaspard de Besse was broken on the wheel in Aix-en-Provence on this date in 1781. From a cave in the Esterel Mountains looming over the... read more »
Rock Cottage is a single storey Victorian built around 1864 for Henry Wise, a local wheelwright by local stonemason, Thomas Lewis using stone from the... read more »
In the weeks following his defeat of Hungary’s 1848-49 revolution, the Austrian general Julius Jacob von Haynau consolidated his victory with enough... read more »
The L.P. Hartley saw about the past as a foreign country might roll a few eyes at the neighborhood history department, but one cannot dispute that the... read more »
At the Carceral Archipelago’s conference last month we discussed how landscapes around penal institutions could be rendered “empty” in... read more »
We owe this date’s post, as with a number of others on this site, to Anthony Vaver, proprietor of the superb (albeit recently dormant) Early American... read more »
On this date in 2009, Soheila Ghadiri (or Qadiri) was one of five prisoners hanged at Tehran’s Evin Prison. The homeless 28-year-old killed her newborn... read more »
There are only a few older churches in Tasmania and most of those erected earlier have either been rebuilt or altered to such an extent that very little... read more »
This photo (from the German Bundesarchiv) captures an SS execution of Poles in Kornik just weeks into the German occupation of Poland in 1939, fruit of... read more »
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker’s new book, London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City,... read more »
Bull Lane circa 1900. (from A tragic story  about a murder in Gloucester and the... read more »
New York Times, Oct. 19, 1866: FRANK FERRIS, the unfortunate man who is condemned to be executed to-day for the murder of his wife, has been positively... read more »
On this date in 1862, Union Gen. John McNeil had ten Confederate soldiers hanged in what history has recorded as the Palmyra Massacre. The Slave Power’s... read more »
Continuing last week's challenging insights from "The Author", an American medic* who called for enforced contraception for the 'insane'...Part Two At... read more »
It’s been a loooong time, so I’m pleased to say that I’m hosting the History Carnival right here on 1 November. But if you’re asking,... read more »
The convict built two storey Glebe House was a private residence built for Rev George Otter in 1839. The Rev Otter was the Anglican Minister for Green... read more »
At the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer for London, and Gaole-delivery of Newgate begun at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly, 10 Octob. and ending on the 12 of... read more »
On this date in 1730, the Ottoman Grand Vizier Nevsehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha was deposed by strangulation. Ibrahim Pasha (English Wikipedia entry | Turkish)*... read more »
Oliver Cromwell famously called his victory in the last battle of the English Civil War “a crowning mercy” … but it was anything but... read more »
Here's an interesting story. Robert Logan is not a well known or significant personality in Hobart's history. In fact Logan's arrival in Van Diemen's Land... read more »
(Thanks to friend of the blog Sonechka for research, translation, and background information touching this post. -ed.) October 14 (October 1 O.S.) is a... read more »
I talked with the Chicago Reporter about deaths at Cook County Jail. While they have looked into more recent incidents, there is a deeper history... read more »
(Thanks to Emma Goldman for the guest post on her anarchist contemporary; it originally appeared in her Anarchism and Other Essays -ed.) Experience has... read more »
October 12, 1781 saw the hanging at Saint Michael’s Hill in Bristol of Benjamin Loveday and John Burke — “for the detestable Crime of... read more »
Another short, sharp post while writing the book, Mad or Bad? A History of Crime & Insanity in Victorian Britain (Pen & Sword, in prep)...Part... read more »
On this date* in 1689, Fyodor Shaklovity was beheaded in Russia: a signal of the transfer of imperial power just days before to the young Peter the Great.... read more »
The Parsonage was originally a two storey building when constructed in 1842/43. It was the only two storey house to be built on the site which is probably... read more »
On this date in 1867, the Mexican general and onetime president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna avoided execution at his court-martial. Best recognized north... read more »
Soviet NKVD execution form records that Ivan Stepanovich Razukhin was shot by Lt. A.R. Polikarpov on October 9, 1938. From Zek: The Soviet Slave-Labor... read more »
On this date in 1946, eleven men convicted by a British war crimes court of war crimes at the Neuengamme concentration camp hanged at Hamelin prison. Neuengamme... read more »
First things first – this is a beautifully designed book. It’s a good slab of a coffee-table book for its £12.99, and is visually striking.... read more »
If the execution of the “Fourteen of Meaux” falls far short of the massacre of the Vaudois as regards the number of its victims, its strictly... read more »
This morning, I was able to attend the press preview of The Crime Museum Uncovered, the Museum of London‘s major new exhibition, which opens... read more »
By Kellie Moss. During the last two years as an affiliated researcher with the Carceral Archipelago Project my work has taken some fascinating turns as... read more »
The original hotel was a single storey timber structure built for William Currie in 1829. The Bluebell Inn became a an important meeting place in Sorell... read more »
“Owing to the state of my nerves, I find that I cannot carry on as I should. I’ve tried my best all through but four years has been a little... read more »
The History of Crime and the Courts in Three Dimensions Tuesday 20th October, Sussex Humanities Lab, Silverstone Building, University of Sussex, Brighton,... read more »
On this date in 1573, Antwerp burned a clutch of Anabaptists, including the martr Maeykens Wens. Thereupon on the next day, which was the 6th of October,... read more »
On this date in 1736, a Jewish gangster named Herry Moses was hanged as a highwayman at Vlaardingen, Netherlands. Our source for Moses is Florike Egmond’s... read more »
Continuing the theme of quirky material in The National Archives (TNA) I decided to investigate references to my daughter’s hobby of jump rope skipping.... read more »