Wednesday, January 23, 2008


It's the things you don't know you don't know that get you. I would have sworn that the falling blade form of execution was an 18th century invention of a Frenchman called Guillotine, but no. It's an ancient development of Halifax, Yorkshire!

I stumbled across a reference in a book and found it so odd, I had to check. Here's a page all about it.

The Halifax Gibbet


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