The autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint, a Yorkshireman who for twentyfive years served as the public executioner in both the UK and Ireland. Pierrepoint comes. Albert Pierrepoint became an executioner in , at the age of 27, and This autobiography now offers a documentary record of his experience, which in. Executioner has ratings and 11 reviews. Executioner: Pierrepoint. .. fascinating autobiography of Albert Pierrepoint who was hangman in the U.K. for .

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Published March 1st by Eric Dobby Publishing first published Stunned momentarily, he rose and shook his head. Spellbound int Cloggers Arms. Capital punishment, in my view, achieved nothing except revenge.

The past is a different country. A weird, emotionally-repressed one with extremely long sentences. Views Read Edit View history. On 19 April Pierrepoint wrote to the Prison Commissioners and applied to be an assistant executioner.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. It was quite interesting but takes a rather strange tone throughout. If the drop was calculated correctly, the prisoner’s neck should be broken, resulting in a quick death. That sanctity must be most apparent at the hour of autobigoraphy. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The supreme mercy I can extend to execuitoner is to give them and sustain in them their dignity in dying and death.


In a interview with BBC Radio MerseysidePierrepoint expressed his uncertainty towards the sentiments, and said that xutobiography the autobiography was originally written, “there was not a lot of crime. ClaytonWest Riding of YorkshireEngland.

In he published his autobiography, Executioner: Executioner, Exfcutioner Albert Pierrepoint No preview available – 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.

The Life and Times of Albert Pierrepoint. It would have benefitted greatly from a brutal editor.

Albert Pierrepoint

Please add page numbers 2 14 Jul 02, The most astonishing and revealing biographical His statements to the police were contradictory, telling them that he killed her, and also that he was innocent. Over the next seven years they carried out the remaining thirty-four executions in the UK.

After Richter struggled with the guards, Pierrepoint managed to get the leather strap around Richter’s wrists. He spent the afternoon in the prison calculating the drop and setting up the rope to the right length. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. It did not deter them then, and it had not deterred them when they committed what they were convicted for. Lists with This Book.

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Pierrepoint left the prison and, because of heavy snow, stayed overnight in a local hotel. Account Options Sign in.

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 Ellis. Pierrepoint knew from an early age that he wanted to become a hangman, and was taken on as an assistant executioner in Septemberaged Bentley was found guilty by the English law principle of joint enterprise.

I’m not entirely sure there was an editor, either.

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