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Executions in the Victorian Age

Execution was used liberally during the 1800's.



John and George Bird 1820


In the year 1820 there were 104 executions, of which 100 were men and 4 women. Of these, 42 were at Newgate.


Offences can be grouped as :

Burglary and other crimes against property 53 executed

Murder, attempted murder, rape, high treason 21 executed

Forgery and uttering 23 executed

Other (extortion, conspiracy, sacrilage)  7 executed



Edward Cockerell 1826






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