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From the Newport (R.I.) Mercury, September 7-14, 1767: CHARLESTOWN, South-Carolina, August 3. The gang of villains from Virginia and North-Carolina, who... read more »
The St John’s Church rectory lies to the south of the church building. Built in 1878, it was first occupied by Canon Brownrigg in 1879. Built under... read more »
By Cassie Watson; posted 30 July 2016. The Coroner’s Inquest: A Brief History By the nineteenth century coroners had been investigating sudden or... read more »
On this date in 1943, the French executioner Jules-Henri Desfourneaux guillotined Marie-Louise Giraud as an abortionist. Born in defeat, the Vichy regime... read more »
An image from the Newgate Calendar Findmypast has today released the third phase of its crime, prisons and punishment collection, covering England and... read more »
Supreme Court: WEDNESDAY, 29th JULY. PRESENT, The Chief Justice, The Second and Third Justices. The KING, against Sarah Hughson, the Daughter. THIS Criminal... read more »
I’ve not got much time to blog at the moment, as I get my next book ready to send to my publisher – but I found this small item in the Illustrated... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1925, Cornelius “Con” O’Leary* was hanged in... read more »
My PhD research explores changing policing strategies, and how these affected who was arrested, and why. The period between 1780 and 1850 witnessed extensive... read more »
Captain William (Billy) Bunster was a colourful sailor/merchant who built at least two of the buildings still existent in Hunter’s Street, #31 &... read more »
Original Dublin broadsheet via James Kelly’s Gallows Speeches: From Eighteenth-Century Ireland: THE GENUIN [sic] DECLARATION AND LAST DYING SPEECH... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1912, George Shelton and his brother­-in­-law John Bailey... read more »
A quadruple lynching in rural Georgia on this date in 1946 shocked America. These murders of two African-American couples near Moore’s Ford Bridge... read more »
Sunday 2 August 1818 Jemima Emmerson takes time between chores to sit on her step, cradling baby George in her arms, and soaking in the warm afternoon... read more »
Emigrating from Scotland in 1856 and settling in Bellerive, the O’May family came to dominate the trans-Derwent ferry service. Crossing the river... read more »
  Recently the Prosecution Project celebrated its completion of 100,000 records. We have marked the occasion with presentation by the project team... read more »
On this date in 1653, seven ringleaders of Switzerland’s greatest peasant revolt were executed in Basel. Six were decapitated (like the foreground)... read more »
By Krista Kesselring; posted 24 July 2016. In a missive to the Elizabethan Privy Council, Elizabeth Bourne accused her husband Anthony of enormous evils,... read more »
Martha Bacon, 26, was one of the first inmates of Broadmoor, when it opened for women in 1863. Seven years before, she had been charged with killing her... read more »
On an uncertain date perhaps around late July of 321,* the Roman emperor Constantine the Great had his son and also his wife mysteriously put to death.... read more »
July 22, 2016 marks the centennial of the wartime execution of Private Arthur Grove Earp, by the British Expeditionary Force. Earp fled the British trenches... read more »
The last woman executed on Newfoundland hanged on this date in 1834. Historical novel about Catherine Snow. Born Catherine Mandeville, Catherine was... read more »
William Johnstone was the founder of a wholesale general merchants, wines and spirits business in 1842.Aged 22, William Johnstone and his wife (of one... read more »
For murdering German Enlightenment intellectual Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Habsburg Trieste on this date in 1768 inflicted a breaking-wheel execution... read more »
On this date in 1783, Diego Cristobal Tupac Amaru — cousin and successor to the famed indigenous rebel Tupac Amaru II — was tortured to death... read more »
New-York Weekly Journal, July 20, 1741. On this date in 1741, six slaves named Othello, Quack, Venture, Frank, Fortune, and Galloway were hanged, and a... read more »
Royal Irish Constabulary officer Gerald Smyth was executed by an Irish Republican Army hit team on this date in 1920. A true child of empire, born in Punjab... read more »
This house was built in 1847 and was considered one of the best houses at Port Arthur. It was originally constructed for the visiting magistrate at a cost... read more »
One of the noteworthy atrocities to decorate the chaotic early weeks of the Korean War took place on this date in 1950: the Chaplain-Medic Massacre. Named... read more »
Radical priest John Ball was hanged, drawn, and quartered on this St. Swithin’s Day in 1381 for the edification of the 14-year-old king whom he had... read more »
My social media feeds are often full of requests for podcast recommendations, or friends talking about which ones they’re currently listening... read more »
From the Edinburgh Annual Register for 1813: On Wednesday, M’Donald and Black, who were convicted before the High Court of Justiciary of the robbery... read more »
This is a very important and significant building in the town of Sorell and is a rare surviving very early building in the main street that indicates the... read more »
The hanging of Albert Hicks on Bedloe’s Island on this date in 1860 marked perhaps the last execution for piracy in U.S. history.* This was a century... read more »
Lithuania conducted its last execution on this date in 1995, distinguishing Vilnius crimelord Boris Dekanidze with the milestone. Dekanidze was born in... read more »
As the Prosecution Project’s resident statistician, I recently infiltrated my first history conference – the Digital Panopticon held at the... read more »
Ten years ago today, Texas executed Derrick O’Brien for an infamous Houston gangland crime — the rape-murder of Jennifert Ertman and Elizabeth... read more »
The Iglesia de la Merced, in Quito, was built in 1737 on the remains of the original church that dated from 1538 – four years after the foundation... read more »
The present building is the third to be built on the site. The first was a small chapel measuring 40 ft by 20ft with low walls and shingle roof and stood... read more »
On this date in 1535, the Amsterdam Anabaptist leader Jacob van Campen* was mutilated, beheaded, and consigned to flames. He’s an oddly little-known... read more »
On this date in 1535, the Amsterdam Anabaptist leader Jacob van Campen* was mutilated, beheaded, and consigned to flames. He’s an oddly little-known... read more »
From the Livingston Republican of July 1858, by way of Murderpedia: read more »
On this date in 1617, Italian noblewoman Eleonora Galigai was beheaded in Paris for witchcraft. Continuing the French crown’s glorious tradition... read more »
There was a movement in the bushes as she walked down the path that led from her house to the road. Why she stopped to look, she wasn’t sure; perhaps... read more »
On this date in 2010, Chongqing politician Wen Qiang was executed for corruption — but the rival who felled him was on the brink of his own destruction.... read more »
Thanks to Thomas Kanyak of @ModernConflict for the guest post. -ed. On this date in 1962, Organisation Armee Secrete (OAS) Delta commando leader Roger... read more »
“The Grove” was built by Matthew Curling Friend circa 1835. Friend had been transferred from Launceston to George Town in 1835, to take up... read more »
In this guest post from KAYE JONES, author of The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer: The Poisonous Passion of Christiana Edmunds (Pen and Sword 2016),... read more »
On or about this date* in 1453, the Burgundians captured the fortress of Poucques (Poeke) during the revolt of Ghent, and put its entire garrison to summary... read more »
(Thanks for today’s guest post to Daniel Horsmanden, the former judge whose account of hunting down a slave conspiracy in New York in 1741 has been... read more »