seems the good old days were anything but, if you were criminally
there were some very grim acts committed in the 1700s and 1800s,
from pre-meditated poisoning to wily witchcraft.
by the neck til ye be dead!"
equally grim in most cases was the chosen punishment, such as being
burnt at the stake for murdering a spouse, execution for causing
a riot and an 18-month gaol sentence for stealing a fork and spoon!
which is the most chilling in the history of Cambridgeshire crimes.
don't read them alone...
Hutchison: Burnt at Ely »
The tale of the young woman of Ely who poisoned her husband in 1748
and was burnt at the stake...
Cut-throat Chorus »
How young Emma
Rolfe met her fate at the hands of a drunken young tailor on Midsummer
St Neots Assassin »
Why did local merchant John Bellingham murder the Prime Minister
in 1812? Find out...
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