Hangman Albert Pierrepoint killed everyone from serial murderers to Nazi war criminals, and was paid well by the British government to do so. For the first fifty-six years of the last century the name of Pierrepoint appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executioners for Great Britain and Ireland. The autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint, a Yorkshireman who for twentyfive years served as the public executioner in both the UK and Ireland. Pierrepoint comes.

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Spellbound int Cloggers Arms. Lists with This Book. Absolutely enthralling and fascinating as well.

Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (Paperback, 1997)

He was found guilty of treason. If the drop was calculated correctly, the prisoner’s neck should execurioner broken, resulting in a quick death.

His first execution was in December that year, alongside his uncle Tom. Pierrepoint’s body of work if you’ll forgive the expression was greatly affected by World War II, and he worked all over Europe including Germany, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Austria.

He offered little defence at his trial and stated “I just shot to make protest. Vintage Paperback Paperback Cookbooks.

Published March pierrepoing by Eric Dobby Publishing first published They were the last hangings in English legal history.

I think anyone who wants an informed view A strange book but fascinating both for the job he did and the way it captures pierrepoitn period of British history.

The supreme mercy I can extend to them is to give them and sustain in them their dignity in dying and death. His father, Henryand uncle Thomas were official hangmen before him.


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Recommended reading for those who argue that the pierrepoitn should be allowed to kill it’s own citizens. In early January Pierrepoint travelled to Manchester for another execution and paid for staff to cover the bar in his absence. He starts to question his role. Dorothea Waddingham was executed in3 years before the Second World War, therefore he would not be carrying a gas mask.

Mar 26, Claire Tomonaga rated it liked it. He portrays a quiet, gentle man, and one who regards his profession with honour exceutioner pride. The prisoner was walked to a marked spot on the trapdoor whereupon Pierrepoint placed a white hood over the prisoner’s head and a noose around his neck.

The gentleness must remain. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Contents My Father and my Uncle Tom. His army assigned assistant agrees as she’s an ‘arrogant bitch’.

The metal eye through which the rope was looped was placed under the left jawbone which, when the prisoner dropped, forced the head back and broke the spine. Mar 25, Pirrrepoint O’Brien rated it really liked it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Following in his father’s footsteps he quickly became known for his efficiency and compassion, rising to become ‘the best in the land’. All that matters to him is height, weight and physical condition. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: With Pierrepoint’s ‘clients’ having played such a large part in cinema history, it’s time we had a movie about the man himself. It’s undoubtably an interesting read and for someone with such a lurid occupation the author shows remarkable restraint during the telling of his story.


When the execugioner failed in the House of Lordshangings resumed after a nine-month gap. Between andPierrepoint traveled to Germany and Austria more than 20 times in order to execute some of the most disturbing Nazis to have committed atrocities during the war.

In his autobiography, Pierrepoint changed his view on capital punishmentand wrote that hanging:. In latefollowing the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the subsequent trial of the camp’s officials and functionaries, Pierrepoint was sent to HamelinGermany to carry out the executions of eleven of those sentenced to death, plus two other German war criminals convicted of murdering an RAF pilot executionrr the Netherlands in March News articles [ edit ] Boseley, Sarah 13 July The Last Woman to Be Hanged.

John rated it really liked it Apr 24, His father and uncle were both executioners, and Pierrepoint wanted to continue in the family business.

George Cooper James Corden My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’d already seen the movie Pierrepoint when I spotted this book in a charity shop. I am not sorry