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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Of course, Britain never did bring it back and Pierrepoint remained one of the last, and certainly the most well-known, in a long line of British executioners. But history can be cruel. Amery, the eldest son of piedrepoint cabinet minister Leo Amerywas a Nazi sympathiser who had visited prisoner-of-war camps in Germany to recruit allied prisoners for the British Free Corps ; [e] he had also broadcast to Britain to encourage men to join the Nazis.

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In early January Pierrepoint travelled to Manchester for another execution and paid for staff to cover the bar in his absence.

He did not tell her about his role of executioner until a few weeks after the nuptials, when he was flown to Gibraltar to hang two saboteurs; on his return he explained the reason for his absence and she accepted it, saying that she had known about his second job all along, after hearing gossip locally. His father, Henryand uncle Thomas were official hangmen before him. Mar 25, Richard O’Brien rated it really liked it.


It is I who have faced them last, young lads and girls, working men, grandmothers. Trivia As per the promo material, and the DVD insert, this film is “based on a true story,” however, it might be more appropriate to describe the film as “based on true events,” since the story is rather liberal with the actual facts of Pierrepont’s, and other character’s lives and circumstances.

I’d already seen the movie Pierrepoint when I spotted this book in a charity shop.

Executioner: Pierrepoint. Albert Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint

Retrieved 31 August With Pierrepoint’s ‘clients’ having played such a large part in cinema history, it’s time we had a movie about the man himself.

The gentleness must remain.

Journals [ edit ] “Amery, John — “. Christie was later charged with the murders of seven women and hanged in Despite the unusual position of the noose, the prison medical officer determined that it was an instantaneous, clean death.

When the bill failed in the House of Lordshangings resumed after a nine-month gap. He is totally professional: It is fact which is of no source of pride to me at all — it is simply history — that I carried out the executions of more judicial sentences of death than any executioner in any British record or archive.

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Last one Free postage. One hell of a job this man had!! 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over responsibility for revenge to other people. Contents My Father and my Uncle Tom. On 23 February he replied to the Prison Commissioners and informed them that he was resigning with pierrspoint effect, and requested that his name be taken from the list of executioners.


After Richter struggled with the guards, Pierrepoint managed to get the leather strap around Richter’s wrists. Evans was executed in This book should have been excellent but was anything but. The British Journal of Sociology. I’m not entirely sure there was an editor, either.

Albert Pierrepoint

By and large, this is a chronological account This is a curious but by no means uninteresting book. You might also like. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Executioner, Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint No preview available – The Last Hangman 7. Just a moment while we sign you executionwr to your Goodreads account.

Instead pressure was put on the publishers, who stopped the stories.

Executioner: Pierrepoint. Albert Pierrepoint

I wish I was kiddi Put this book out of its misery Pierrepoint, Britain’s last hangman, used a system of variable drops to snap the convict’s neck pierrepount – killing them as humanely as possible. Woman in Pierrdpoint Neil Fitzmaurice Search for ” Pierrepoint: This from the man who proudly told me that he had done more jobs than any other executioner in English history.

Great read on a macabre subject from the day to day technicalities to the moral issues of execution in which Albert reveals that he resigned from his post because he concluded that execution solved nothing and was not a deterrent to murder.

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