Sach and Walters

In the period 1900 to 1964, when capital punishment ended, five women were executed at Holloway Prison in London. In chronological order the five women are Amelia Sach, Annie Walters, Edith Thompson, Styllou Christofi and Ruth Ellis. THE CASE OF EDITH THOMPSON THE CASE OF STYLLOU CHRISTOFI THE CASE OF RUTH ELLIS AMELIA SACH and… Continue reading Sach and Walters

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Thompson – Bywaters

The Thompson – Bywaters case involved the murder of Percy Thompson by Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters. The dead man’s widow Edith Thompson was found guilty of murder by the common law legal doctrine of “Common Purpose”; where someone who incites and encourages the murder of a person is just as guilty as the person… Continue reading Thompson – Bywaters

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Victor John Terry

John Henry Pull, the son of Albert Edward (a plumber’s mate) and Eliza Pull, was born on 25 June 1899 at Arundel, Sussex. After working as a postman, he joined Lloyds Bank, Durrington, Worthing as a security guard. Victor John Terry was the son of Alfred (painter and decorator) and Matilda Terry. He hated discipline… Continue reading Victor John Terry

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Christie and Evans

John Reginald Halliday Christie was a 54 year old serial murderer and sexual psychopath. His evidence at the trial of Timothy Evans helped find Evans guilty and his subsequent execution. In 1965, Timothy Evans received a posthumous pardon. POSTHUMOUS PARDONS. John Reginald Halliday Christie was born on 8 April 1899, in Halifax, Yorkshire. The 1901… Continue reading Christie and Evans

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Udham Singh

Udham Singh (also known as Mohammed Singh Azad) was 37 years old and lived in lodgings located in Mornington Cresent. His Brother was one of those killed during the British suppression of the Amritsar Riots in 1919. The Amritsar Massacre, is the name given to the massacre of demonstrators supporting Indian independence by soldiers of… Continue reading Udham Singh

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Henry Wilson’s Murder

Henry Wilson was a career soldier from the early 1880s. Wilson rose to the command of the Staff College at Camberley, Surrey (1907-10). During this period he cultivated the friendship of his counterpart at the French war college, General (afterward Marshal) Ferdinand Foch; an association that may account for Wilson’s readiness to involve Great Britain… Continue reading Henry Wilson’s Murder

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P.G. Wodehouse

PG Wodehouse was born in Guilford, England, in 1881. He was educated at Dulwich College. From 1903 to 1909 he edited the humorous “By the Way” column for the London Globe. His reputation as a humorous novelist was established with Psmith in the City (1910). He maintained his enormous popularity with nearly 100 novels depicting… Continue reading P.G. Wodehouse

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Neville G. C. Heath

On 21 June 1946 the body of a film extra called Margery AimeĆ© Brownell Gardner was found in a Notting Hill Gate hotel room. MARGERY AIMEE BROWNELL GARDNER Margery Aimee Brownell Wheat was born on 21 May 1914, in Ecclesall, Yorskhire. In April 1939 she had married Peter A. Gardner. The 1939 England and Wales… Continue reading Neville G. C. Heath

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The Last Executions

Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans were the last people executed in the UK. Both men were hanged at the same time on 13 August 1964 but at different prisons; Allen at Liverpool and Evans at Manchester. Subsequent people were sentenced to death, but they were all reprieved. A 53 year old laundry van… Continue reading The Last Executions

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Lwys Lipman

The occurrence of this type of case, in this instance that of Lwys (Lewis) Lipman, was more common than the modern image of the UK war years would perhaps suggest. A sizeable number of people were tried under various pieces of wartime legislation. LWYS (LEWIS) LIPMAN The Wales Census 1901 shows the Lipman family living… Continue reading Lwys Lipman

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