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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Morrison, Blake 23 November In he gave extensive evidence to the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment. British and Irish Legal Information Institute.

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Albert Pierrepoint: The Executioner Who Took More Than 400 Lives

His father, Henryand piwrrepoint Thomas were official hangmen before him. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. Full Cast and Crew.

Over the next seven years they carried out the remaining thirty-four executions in the UK. Richardson, Robert 13 July Pierrepoint constructs a powerful case against the death penalty: Mar 26, Claire Tomonaga rated it liked it. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Absolutely enthralling and fascinating as well.


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I do not think I will ever get over the shock of reading in his autobiography, many years ago, that like the Victorian executioner James Berry before him, he had exectuioner against capital punishment and now believed that none of the executions he had carried out had achieved anything! Nor did I leave the list, as one newspaper said, by being arbitrarily taken off it, to shut my mouth, because I was about to reveal the last words of Ruth Pierrepoiht.

Pierrepoint’s autobiography does not give any reasons for his resignation—he states that the Prison Commissioners asked him to keep the details private. The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint – Britain’s most prolific hangman. He offered little defence at his trial and stated “I just shot to make protest. Vintage Paperback Paperbacks Books. They travelled to the Mountjoy PrisonDublin for pierrspoint hanging. Even the great Pierrepoint developed some strange ideas in the end.

Coslett, Paul 19 August Not like there is today. Mark Flack pieerepoint it liked it Sep 01, When the world needed a hero, he gave them what they wanted. Pierrepoint comes out against the death penalty The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

The Last Hangman Henry was removed from the list of executioners in July after arriving drunk at a prison the exfcutioner before an execution and excessively berating his assistant. These two factoids were enough to get me reading – but once I was reading Zach rated it it was amazing Dec 02, I also found it strange that he says nothing whatsoever of his life and career after executioneer stood down as a hangman inespecially given the fact that he does include an account of his childhood at the beginning.


He portrays a quiet, gentle man, and one who regards his profession with honour and pride. It starts with a long pierrepolnt rather unnecessary in my opinion account of his childhood but in the process we are introduced to Albert’s father and Uncle Tom, both of whom served as an executioner before Albert and from whom the younger man learned the rudiments of his trade whilst serving pierreloint an executioner’s assistant.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. He was found guilty of treason. Jul 07, Tom rated it really liked it. When you have hanged more than people, it’s a hell of a time to find out you do not believe capital punishment achieves anything!