Geoffrey Abbott's Amazing Stories of Female Executions PDF

By Geoffrey Abbott

From the Yorkshire Witch who was once accused of homicide whilst a potion for stable overall healthiness became out to be deadly, to the lady who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away together with her, this e-book includes macabre actual tales of finished ladies from worldwide.

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So well did they keep them there, that in the morning four were found stifled to death, two died soon after, and a dozen more are in a shocking way. Several of them were beggars who, from having no lodging, were necessarily found in the street, and others were honest labouring women. One of the dead was a poor washerwoman, big with child, who was returning home late from washing. One of the constables has been arrested and others absconded, but I question if any of them will suffer death; there is no tyranny the police do not exercise, no villainy they do not partake.

She refused to say anything, so the trestle was removed and replaced by another which was three and a half feet high, so that her body was distended so tightly that the cords cut into her limbs. ’ she cried. ’ Four more jars were then administered, causing her to sink into unconsciousness. She was placed on a mattress in front of a large fire and revived with eggs and wine, and after a little while she was clothed in a white gown and hood for the amende honorable. Accompanied by the executioner, his assistant and her confessor, she was taken by tumbril from the Conciergerie Prison to the porch of the Notre Dame, a dense crowd swarming about the vehicle screaming abuse.

Mr Lawes did not justify Eva’s crime in any way, but praised her fortitude and equable behaviour as appeal after appeal was dismissed. Albert R. Beatty, the executioner, described in his memoirs how the Warden visited Eva prior to 57 A MAZING T RUE S TORIES OF F EMALE E XECUTIONS the designated hour, just as one of the wardresses was attaching the electrode to one of the victim’s legs. Still insisting that she was innocent, nevertheless she walked calmly and composedly into the execution chamber where she seated herself in the chair.

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