Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/7/2007

A Place of Execution

Between 1388 and 1747, the Tower of London was a place of execution, where more than 130 men and women were killed by beheading. This was a quick, honourable death, unlike hanging, and was reserved for members of the nobility – usually for treason, which could simply mean upsetting the monarch. for more click here

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