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08:25 UK time, Wednesday, 6 January 2010

"The culprit behaved himself becomingly on so solemn an occasion and ascended the scaffold without assistance" - Nathaniel Bryceson on witnessing the execution of Samuel Quennell in 1846

Archive entries from the diary of Nathaniel Bryceson are being posted online by Westminster City Council. On 5 January 1846 Bryceson witnessed two public executions - those of Martha Browning and Quennell - as well as enjoying his annual sprat supper.
More details (Westminster City Council)

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