Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/11/2014

Incredible collection of first ‘tabloids’ which reveal crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts due to be sold at auction

An incredible collection of the earliest tabloid ‘newspapers’, which detail the shocking crimes and dying confessions of hanged 18th century convicts, are due to be sold at auction next week.

The so-called ‘Execution Broadsides’ – which usually consisted of just a single sheet of paper – documented the gruesome and gory facts and rumours which surrounded public hangings. for more click here

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